Panasonic Corporation of North America announced a strategic partnership with Enphase Energy Inc. for the development of high efficiency AC Modules. To support this partnership, the 320W Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter™ offers compatibility with Panasonic's N Series Photovoltaic Modules HIT® (N325/N330), and will be made available to distributors starting May 2018.
"Panasonic prides itself on its dedication to delivering reliable products to our customers," said Mukesh Sethi, Group Manager, Panasonic Residential Solar Group "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."
"The N series PV Modules are manufactured for peak performance, making them an ideal partner for the Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter," said Mr. Sethi. "With a unique heterojunction technology and advanced bifacial cells, these high efficiency panels offer homeowners state-of-the-art features and maximum solar production."
"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," said Raghu Belur, Chief Products Officer at Enphase Energy. "Our seventh-generation product now powers 96-cell high-efficiency panels, including the Panasonic N Series panels HIT®, with a single, worldwide SKU."
"We are excited to work with Panasonic on this new high-performance AC module program," said David Ranhoff, Chief Commercial Officer at Enphase Energy. "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."