Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and SolarEdge Technologies Inc. have introduced the HIT S Series module for the U.S. residential solar market.
Expanding Panasonic’s photovoltaic HIT portfolio, the HIT S Series module with a SolarEdge power optimizer is designed to generate more solar power in all conditions, including high temperatures, due to Panasonic’s low temperature coefficient.
Designed to work with SolarEdge inverters, the module, according to the companies, offers simplified logistics to accelerate installation, increased energy production for faster return on investment, and improved design flexibility for enhanced aesthetic and optimal rooftop design. It also offers module-level monitoring of real-time system performance, as well as enhanced safety with SafeDC technology for module-level shutdown.
“By launching a smart, optimized solar module with Panasonic, we can offer the benefits of a fully optimized solution while also accelerating the solar installation experience for consumers nationwide,” says Peter Mathews, SolarEdge’s general manager for North America.
The module is covered by Panasonic’s 25-year TripleGuard warranty, which provides module protection, including performance, workmanship and parts. It also has a guaranteed 90.76% rated power output after 25 years, notes Panasonic.
SolarEdge’s power optimizer warranty is for 25 years, and its inverter warranty is for 12 years, extendable to 20 or 25 years. The SolarEdge solution includes remote- and module-level monitoring for 25 years.
The HIT S Series module is expected to be available in the U.S. in early 2019.