LG introduces 72-cell solar module for commercial projects

LG Electronics has introduced a 72-cell solar panel suitable for application in commercial projects.

The Mono X NeON 72 panel unveiled at Solar Power International 2015 trade show uses n-type double-sided cell structure of LG, which “improved efficiency”.

According to a statement, the panels make it easier for large-scale installations to manage space.

LG has also launched two new panel models for residential application namely NeON 2 and NeON 2 Black.

NeON 2 Black 320W (60 cells) boasts 6.4 kWp capacity with 20 modules compared with competitors’ 285W p-type Mono panels with the same number of modules that generate only 5.7 kWp.

The statement adds that n-type material uses phosphorus instead of boron in the doping process, making the modules resistant to Light Induced Degradation (LID) caused in conventional modules by the simultaneous presence of boron and oxygen in the wafers.

LID in standard Poly and Mono p-type cells reduces power output of modules by two to three percent within the first weeks of installation.

Mono X NeON 72, NeON 2 and NeON 2 Black also offer increased frame firmness owing to reinforced frame design.

The other specifications of Mono X NeON 72 include: improved product warranty of 12 years; and 25-year Linear Performance warranty of -2 percent in the first year and -0.6 percent per year from the second year onwards.

Ajith Kumar S