LG Electronics is one of the leading manufacturers of solar panels in the world. Its fourth generation NeON® series features significant technological improvements, higher efficiency, lower degradation, excellent corrosion protection, superior low-light performance, increased wind loading, and longer product warranties.
The highlight of the LG NeON® solar module is its CELLO technology which absorbs light from both the front and the back of the cell. Setting a new standard in solar innovation, the LG NeON® range has won the Intersolar award for Photovoltaic Innovation three times in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
What are the benefits of LG solar modules?
1. The LG NeON® range has some of the most efficient solar panels on the market.
2. LG offers a 25-year product and performance warranty on NeON® 2 and NeON® R panels, whereas other solar panel manufacturers only provide a 10- or 12-year warranty. The LG warranty includes parts, cost of shipping, and labour cost of un-installing and reinstalling the panel.
3. All LG solar panels come from one fully automated factory in Gumi, South Korea. This means that the wafers, cells and panels are manufactured in one seamless precise production line with top-notch quality control standards.
4. LG has been around since 1958. As solar panel manufacturers come and go, LG has survived the ups and downs of the solar industry.
5. LG provides local warranty support through LG Electronics Australia. The company has a local office in every state capital except Tasmania. Consumers and installers can work with the local LG Electronics unit directly.
6. The LG Product Warranty is a transferable warranty – which means that even if you sell your property, the original warranty covers the new owners.
7. LG has partnered with 70 reputable solar companies across Australia, so help is just a phone call away if you need installation or warranty support.
Why should you choose NeON® 2 solar panels?
The NeON® 2 range features the new multi-wire technology from LG called CELLO which stands for Cell connection with Electrically Low loss, Low stress, and Optical absorption enhancement.
In the CELLO design, LG replaces the 3 standard busbars with 12 thin wires to enhance power output and reliability.
The latest generation of LG panels offers:
- 350W of power with the LG NeON® 2 Black
- 355W of power with the LG NeON® 2
- 360W of power with the LG NeON® 2R
Technical advantages of an LG NeON® solar panel
The LG NeON® series offers better performance and more electricity output than other standard panels.
More power per square metre
LG panels are similar in size as many standard 260W panels. But the NeON® is rated at 350/355W which offers 21% more electricity per square metre so you can harness more solar energy on the same roof space.
Double sided cell structure
The LG NeON® 2 panel absorbs light from the front and the back of the cell – generating more electricity. As of 2018, the NeON® 2 is the only solar panel in Australia that can offer this feature.
12 wire busbars
The 12-wire busbar design of the CELLO technology lowers electrical resistance and increases panel efficiency. Efficient output in all weather conditions ensures that your panel retains its performance through future years.
Extreme wind load resistance
LG modules are built with a double-walled frame. So, while competitor modules are only certified to 2400 Pascals, LG panels are more than double at 5400 Pascals – making them quite sturdy against extreme wind conditions and load exposure over the years.
Excellent low light performance
At 200W per square metre, the LG panel efficiency drop is only -2% while competitor panels are at -4%. This means better performance during low light conditions early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or on cloudy days.
Multiple anti-reflective coatings
LG applies anti-reflective coating on its glass panels as well as the cell surface to ensure that more light is absorbed and not reflected. More absorbed light results in more electricity generation.
LG corrosion resistance certification
LG NeON® 2 panels are ideal even for homes located along the coastline. This is because LG solar panels are certified to withstand ammonia and salt mist corrosion up to a maximum severity of six.
Improved high temperature performance
Over time, solar panels lose their ability to generate power as they get hotter. In Australia, panels can get as hot as 70° Celsius during the summer – which can result in a performance loss of over 20%.
The LG NeON® 2 and NeON® R have one of the best temperature coefficient characteristics so they can deliver higher electricity output in hot weather compared to other panel models.
Anti-PID technology for yield security
Potential Induced Degradation (PID) can affect the long-term performance of solar panels. Anti-PID technology allows LG panels to deliver decades of clean power to your home.
Lightweight but strong
Weighing only 18kgs, LG panels are lighter but more robust than many competitor panels. Less weight means less stress on your roof structure.
Great looking panels for your roof
LG NeON® 2 and NeON® R panels have been designed with your roof aesthetics in mind. Instead of the standard blue cell and aluminium frame, LG NeON® features black cells and black frames that give your roof a stunning look. Black panels not only look great but could also increase the resale value for your home.
Higher output after 25 years
Solar panels degrade over their lifetime, which leads to less electricity production as they get old. Most panels lose nearly 20% of their performance over a period of 25 years.
LG NeON® panels, on the other hand, could generate 6% more by comparison when they reach year 25 – with 86% capacity guaranteed. This is because NeON® modules have quite a low LID, thanks to the N type treatment of the cells which replaces boron with phosphorous.
Six Sigma quality control
LG employs world-class quality control – specifically Six Sigma techniques – through 500+ monitoring points to effectively maintain uncompromising quality throughout the solar panel production line.
Extensive testing programme
In order to be sold in Australia, solar modules are required to pass the IEC standard tests once. LG goes way beyond the standard by testing its solar panels between two to five times!
LG’s in-house testing laboratories have been certified by VDE, UL, TUV Rheinland, and Intertek to ensure the accuracy and reliability of its testing processes.
LG modules have also been involved in numerous comparison tests against other brand panels, with the NeON® 2 and NeON® R consistently rating among the highest performing modules.
All LG solar modules are built with flame retardant materials and have passed fire safety tests. Should any electrical malfunction occur, they will not explode or catch fire.
High compatibility with aftermarket inverter and racking solutions
LG modules are designed to work with the different inverter solutions that are currently available on the Australian market. Mount them on the roof, on your landscape, or on horizontal installation positions.
More value for your money
The average efficiency rate of solar panels is around 17% to 18%. The highest efficiency rates – and the most expensive too – can reach almost 23%. LG solar panels are right up there with efficiency rates of up to 21%.
If your budget is tight, LG solar panels offer the best performance within your price range – giving you more value for your money.
Consulting with an accredited LG installer in your area can help you choose the best solar solution for your home or business. Contact Aztech Solar today to learn more about LG NeON® 2 panels.