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Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 591 subsidiaries and 88 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.982 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2018.

California — Panasonic unveiled two new lines of all-black EverVolt solar modules at the RE+ show.

The new 430-W/420-W HK Black Series panel uses half-cut cells and heterojunction technology (HJT) with gapless connections. The new 400-W/390-W VK Black Series module uses half-cut PERC cells at a more accessible price point for residential customers.

The 430W and 420W EverVolt HK Black Series modules have efficiency ratings of 22.2% and 21.7%, respectively. Panasonic panels are expected to provide power output of at least 92% in the 25th year after installation.

Panasonic’s new 400-W/390-W VK Black Series modules have module efficiency of 20.5% and 20%, respectively, and power output of at least 84.8% after 25 years.

“Recent news that homeowners will be able to take advantage of the solar ITC is making solar and battery storage an increasingly attractive investment. With over 40 years of experience in the solar industry and more than a century of innovation, Panasonic is well-positioned to be a long-term partner to eco-conscious homeowners, whether they are considering solar solutions for the first time or looking to upgrade their current system,” said Mukesh Sethi, Director of Solar and Energy Storage at Panasonic Eco Systems North America. “We continue to develop and introduce to the market new solutions so that our valued installers are equipped with a wide array of wattage, sizes, and price options to grow their business and meet the diverse needs of consumers who rely on their expertise.”

Both new models are covered under Panasonic’s EverVolt AllGuard All System Warranty when purchased with EverVolt ESS 2.0, which covers solar panels and battery storage when bundled together.

The EverVolt AllGuard All System Warranty covers product performance and labour across all major system components, including 25 years1 of coverage for Panasonic solar panels; 25 years for the racking system; 10 years for the inverter and 10 years for Panasonic EverVolt 2.0 ESS.

If purchased independently of EverVolt ESS 2.0, the modules are covered under Panasonic’s Triple Guard and AllGuard warranties. More about additional warranty options can be found here.

Both module series will be available in Spring 2023. EverVolt ESS 2.0 will begin shipping in January 2023.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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