Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation
Solar panel installation, always a concern for homeowners, can be become a quick, two-step roof installation process with an integrated AC module in the new LG NeON 2 ACe solar panel
With the integrated AC Module, the panel is readied for use by lifting the microinverter out of the flat shipping position and connecting the cable without the need to install the two products separately.
LG Electronics USA announced the NeON 2 ACe in collaboration with Enphase Energy Inc. at Intersolar 2017. The alliance between LG Electronics USAand Enphase Energy, forged last year, is aimed at making solar solutions an easier investment. The LG NeON 2 ACe is the first result of the collaboration for residential installation, and it reduces installation time by half, compared with conventional modules, while offering cutting-edge technology.
Next-Generation AC Solar Modules: A Simplified Energy Solution
The result of two solar industry leaders, LG NeON 2 ACe brings together high-performance and a simplified user experience, combining the processes of logistics, installation and monitoring. Installation, always a concern for homeowners, becomes a quick, two-step roof installation process with this integrated AC Module - lifting the microinverter out of the flat shipping position and connecting the cable without the need to install the two products separately.
Once roof installation is complete and Enphase's internal software is set up, Enphase technology remote monitoring and management software can be controlled from any web-connected device.
"We're committed to expanding the possibilities the solar industry has to offer and dedicated to delivering products that appeal to the consumer in every aspect," said Stephen Hahm, vice president and head of LG Electronics USA's Energy Solutions business. "Our alliance with Enphase has allowed us to streamline the process for consumers, appealing to a wider consumer base while still delivering the efficiency consumers expect from LG."
Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase Energy, said, "Enphase was founded with the vision of making solar simple, and energy smart. Our collaboration with LG on this Enphase Energized™ AC module is another example of how we are executing on that vision."
Advanced Technology, Same Durability and Warranty, Added Safety
On the surface, LG NeON 2 ACe utilizes brand new cello technology, which replaces the industry standard three busbars with 30 thin wires, enhancing output and reliability. This technology allows for more energy-efficiency and premium temperature performance characteristics. Aesthetically, these innovations are designed to improve curb-appeal for the homeowner, creating a sleek, black look.
The energy created by this elegant solar panel can be safely converted to AC voltage, another product of this revolutionary partnership. A strategically positioned 15 mm distance separates the DC module and the microinverter, mitigating any impact to performance and reliability by allowing sufficient airflow for cooling.
LG NeON 2 ACe also comes equip with LG Electronics' 12-year unit warranty and a 25-year warranty for the microinverter. LG Electronics is committed to exceeding customer's values and expectations beyond efficiency. The anodized aluminum frame of the panel can endure a front load up to 6,000Pa and a rear load up to 5,400Pa.
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