Panasonic unveils HIT N295 PV module for Europe with 19.1% efficiency

Panasonic has unveiled the new HIT N295 solar module for Europe, the latest addition to its high-efficiency product portfolio.

The sub-1.6m² solar panel provides installers with one of the most comprehensive, flexible solar offerings on the market to deliver more power on any roof, Panasonic said.

The N295 combines a compact module size and frame thickness delivering 19.1 percent panel efficiency. Measuring less than 150 cm in length, the compact design of the N295 empowers European residential solar installers to maximize their customers’ available roof space by installing an additional module row, particularly for smaller, restricted roofs.

The N295 compliments Panasonic’s existing high-performance HIT portfolio including the N325/330, N240/245 and N285, providing European installers with unrivalled flexibility to provide more power to their residential customers.

“The N295 represents another milestone in our quest to continually deliver improved technology and solar solutions for European installers,” said Daniel Roca, senior business developer for Panasonic. “Having listened to our customers and identified the vast variations of roof sizes and characteristics across Europe, we have engineered this uniquely compact and powerful module to provide installers with the greatest flexibility possible when designing their customers’ solar systems.

The N295 quickly follows the launch of Panasonic’s HIT N325/330, which was released to European installers in March 2016. This new addition to the HIT product family is particularly well suited to be combined with the top performance version N325/330.

The company has identified Italy as a country particularly well suited for the N295’s compact size, delivering a tailor-made, low-footprint system very close to the often targeted output figure of 3 kWp for the Italian domestic market.

Panasonic’s N295 will be available to installers in mid October 2016.

Rajani Baburajan

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