Panasonic launches N285 solar module for European market


Building on the success of Panasonic’s HIT® N240 and N245 products, the N285 features a reduced module length designed specifically for the European residential and commercial rooftop markets. By integrating the company’s high-efficiency HIT® technology into a shorter panel design, the N285’s more compact size makes it possible to install an additional module row on a conventional small and medium size rooftop, thereby significantly increasing the output of a PV system.

The N285 is optimally suited to the thriving UK market and the country’s 4KWp residential feed-in tariff (FiT). Based on the rooftop space required by the average UK residential solar PV system of 3 kWp, a comparable N285-based array will have an installed capacity of 3.99KWp, thus aligning with the FiT requirements and maximising the energy and earnings generated for the typical UK homeowner.

“The N285 represents the latest manufacturing achievement of our bourgeoning solar division,” stated Daniel Roca, UK country manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe. “Having thoroughly analysed the parametres of Europe’s residential and commercial rooftop market, the N285 has been designed to provide an optimum solution for both sectors. By incorporating our industry-leading HIT® technology into this new design, we’ve launched a product that can help tap the massive potential of Europe’s residential and compact-roof commercial PV markets.”

The announcement of the N285 follows the recent launch of their virtual solar platform for UK market, which empowers UK homeowners to make informed decisions about going solar. The innovative service allows users to virtually design a solar system on their roof, providing a clear estimate of how much a system can power their day-to-day activities, and which financial earnings homeowners can expect from a Panasonic solar system. Above all, the platform enables consumers to get a free realistic and accurate quote from a regional approved Panasonic Premium Installer ultimately enabling them to complete the process from initial earnings estimate to a fully operational HIT® solar system on their roof.

Panasonic will be showcasing their new N285 at Ecobuild, stand S4154 throughout the week.