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Optimized Design Delivers Industry's Highest AC Output; Integrated Micro-Inverter Assures Simple, Fast Installation
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining a new level of performance and installation flexibility, LG Electronics' new "MONO X® ACe" solar module is making its debut at the InterSolar 2014 trade show, which opens here today.
Dubbed "PerfectAC™" by LG, the new 305-watt AC (alternating-current) solar module is designed to generate more power per square foot than other solar panels on the market today. In fact, the new 60-cell LG AC solar module, launching in the United States this fall, and its integrated high-efficiency micro-inverter deliver a higher AC output than other products currently on the California Energy Commission list of eligible inverters.
"The introduction of the new AC solar module to the U.S. market reflects LG's significant ongoing R&D investments in solar technology and exemplifies LG's commitment to continued leadership in the renewable energy field," said Ellen Kim, senior vice president, energy solutions, LG Electronics USA.
Reliability from a Trusted Brand
The LG MONO X ACe builds on the success and proven technology of the LG MonoX NeON DC series. "With its 10-year AC module guarantee to the U.S. solar marketplace, customers can buy with confidence from LG, a brand they can trust to be there for them down the road," said Kim.
Key attributes of the new LG MONO X ACe include all-in-one design, the industry's highest AC output and "monitoring anywhere" capability:
Combining the module and inverter in a single unit provides clean appearance, significantly reduced cable work and increased energy yield.
The LG AC module features the world's highest output among currently available single-module connection micro-inverter products,* meaning that it generates more power per square foot.
A Web-based monitoring solution allows users to check power generation on a smartphone, tablet or PC through the Internet – anywhere and anytime.
MonoX NeON Demand "Exceeding Expectations"
Also highlighted at InterSolar 2014 is LG's flagship DC (direct current) solar panel, the award-winning MonoX NeON. With its 60-cell panel design, LG MonoX NeON premium series modules deliver high-efficiency output of up to 305 watts with 18.6 percent module efficiency. They combine LG's N-Type cell technology into one cutting-edge unit.
Among the lightest modules on the market at only 37 pounds (16.8 kilograms), the LG MonoX NeON is over 11 percent lighter than previous models, allowing installation by one technician rather than two. Other highlights include selective emitter and fine electrode technologies as well as LG's unique anti-reflection coating technology.
"Customer response for the MonoX NeON has been outstanding, with demand exceeding our expectations," said Kim. "With LG, it's all possible. We're delivering an attractive price-per-watt with high-efficiency solar modules that have the same durability and size as earlier PV systems, but that yield higher wattage and are significantly easier to install."
* California Energy Commission list, June 2014; single module connection micro-inverters
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
About LG Electronics USA LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com and www.lgsolarusa.com.