LG Electronics and Enphase Energy Inc. have agreed to integrate Enphase's S-series micro-inverter technology into LG Electronics' new generation of AC solar modules for the global solar market – the NeON 2 photovoltaic panels.
"Pairing LG's NeON 2 modules with Enphase's advanced S-series micro-inverters will create [a module] that works with our smart home energy solution," says Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of product management at Enphase." The LG-Enphase [module] will simplify the supply chain, reduce capital and labor costs, and shorten the design and installation process."
"The factory integration of LG's NeON 2 modules next year with the Enphase micro-inverter system is expected to provide the high-level module quality and performance desired today by distributors and installers," adds Ellen Kim, senior vice president of energy solutions for LG Electronics USA." With a single SKU for the module and inverter, simplified warranty process, and one-stop, after-sales technical support, the LG-Enphase [module] also will offer asset management advantages."
Based on LG's monocrystalline Cello technology, the 60-cell LG NeON 2 offers a peak output of up to 320 W. The technology recently won the Intersolar Award 2015 for excellence in the PV module category.
Initial shipments of the LG-Enphase modules are expected to begin in the second half of 2016.