Panasonic and Enphase Energy Announce AC Module Partnership

As part of Enphase’s seventh-generation microinverter platform, the IQ 7X Micro leads the industry with broad regulatory compliance, advanced “Smart Grid” features, and the high fire safety rating.

Panasonic HIT solar panels

Panasonic, Japanese electronics giant has announced a strategic partnership with California-headquartered microinverter specialist Enphase Energy for the development of high efficiency AC Modules (ACMs).

To support this partnership, the 320W Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter offers compatibility with Panasonic’s N Series Photovoltaic (PV) Modules HIT (N325/N330), and will be made available to distributors starting May 2018.

The Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter is compatible with Panasonic’s HIT modules, and the partnership will continue with the co-development of AC Modules (ACM) that will offer significant advantages to integrators and installers.

Mukesh Sethi, Group Manager, Panasonic Residential Solar Group, said, “This partnership with Enphase Energy will enable us to combine our products and expertise to offer a new solar solution that can help our customers meet their renewable energy needs. We look forward to our future with Enphase Energy and what we are able to achieve within the residential solar industry.”

As part of Enphase’s seventh-generation microinverter platform, the IQ 7X Micro leads the industry with broad regulatory compliance, advanced “Smart Grid” features, and the high fire safety rating. The IQ 7X Micro will support 96-cell PV modules up to 400W with peak AC output power of 320W and a Maximum Power Point (MPP) tracking range of 53-64V.

Raghu Belur, Chief Products Officer at Enphase Energy, said, “Built on our extremely successful IQ platform, the Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter delivers superior performance with 97.5% CEC efficiency, as well as high levels of reliability and safety.”

Belur further said, “Our seventh-generation product now powers 96-cell high-efficiency panels, including the Panasonic N Series panels HIT, with a single, worldwide SKU.”

David Ranhoff, Chief Commercial Officer at Enphase Energy, said, “We are excited to work with Panasonic on this new high-performance AC module program.”

“Panasonic is a global brand that homeowners know and respect. Together we will bring high-quality solutions to the roof that our customers can trust and benefit from for years to come,” Ranhoff added.

Source: PR Newswire

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