Review for LG Solar
LG Energy Storage Systems
SPI 2018 marks LG Electronics' entry into the fast-growing U.S. market for residential energy storage solutions, complementing the company's industry-leading solar module technologies in the United States. LG is launching two advanced new Energy Storage Systems for American homeowners: an AC-coupled 5.0 kW system for those who already have solar panels of any type on their homes and a DC-coupled 7.6 kW system as part of a new installation of LG solar panels. LG ESS units can each store up to six hours of energy and can be scaled up for more storage through bundling. They can be easily paired with LG's award-winning solar panel modules.
LG NeON R Solar Panels
LG brings its most powerful and energy efficient solar panel technology to SPI in the form of the flagship LG NeON R. LG's highest power panel for residential installations has a power output up to 370W with 21.4 percent efficiency. NeON R also comes in a 365-watt model.** The NeON R now performs better on hot, sunny days due to an improved temperature coefficient and improved degradation rates with increased power output percentages after 25 years.
LG NeON 2 Solar Panels
The LG NeON 2 solar panels combine a new level of performance and flexibility for home and business owners seeking to save on their utility bills and take positive steps for the environment. LG's innovative Cello™ technology utilizes 12 thin wires instead of three busbars, offering significantly improved performance and reliability even over the original NeON high-performance solar panel. The 60-cell NeON 2 panels are now available in 335-, 340- and 345-watt models with efficiency ratings ranging from 19.6 to 20.1 percent.*** NeON 2 panels have improved degradation rates with increased power output percentages after 25 years.
NeON 2 Black Solar Panels
The NeON 2 Black delivers the same power and performance of the NeON 2, with 6.5 kWp capacity with 20 panels (60 cells) compared to 300W p-type Mono panels with the same number of panels that generate only 6 kWp. The black design sets it apart, as it is almost undetectable against the roof with its seamless, sleek appearance.
NeON 2 BiFacial Solar Panels
NeON 2 BiFacial panels offer higher efficiency by design with double-sided power generation that absorbs irradiance not only from the front but also the rear via a transparent back sheet; the dual faces of the cells allow for higher energy generation in a smaller footprint. LG's BiFacial models, a series of 72-cell panels, make it easier to manage space when installing a large-scale system without sacrificing energy output.
As part of the company's commitment to investing in America and driving environmental sustainability, construction is under way for LG's new $28 million solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. The new factory is expected to create about 160 new full-time jobs, thereby increasing LG's Huntsville employment by 60 percent to more than 400 workers. Starting in early 2019, the new plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of high-performance solar panels annually, initially NeON 2 panels.