LG Electronics’ NeON 2 Solar Panel Available in the United States

The LG NeON 2 is equipped with newly developed LG "Cello" technology, which consists of 12 thin wires instead of three busbars. The company said that technology offers significantly improved performance and reliability even over the original NeON high-performance solar panel. For its "groundbreaking idea and technological innovation," the LG NeON 2 was recognized last month with the Intersolar Europe Photovoltaics Award.

LG Solar is also bringing the "Mono X NeON 72," to the U.S this fall, an all-new series of 72-cell solar modules, suited for commercial installations.

Two models will be available, designed to deliver high-efficiency output of up to 360 and 365 watts respectively, in a giant 77- by 39-inch panel. This series builds on LG's 60-cell Mono X NeON that uses LG's N-Type double-sided cell structure that allows the light reflected from the rear of the module to be reabsorbed, also generating additional power.

Cello — which stands for Cell Connection, Electrically, Low Loss, Low Stress and Optical Absorption Enhancement — uses circular-shaped wires to scatter light more effectively for better absorption, while reducing the electrical loss by spreading the current with 12 cell busbars, according to the company.

LG said that the NeON 2 is ideal for homeowners with a limited rooftop space, boasting 6.4 kWp capacity with 20 modules (60 cells) while the capacity of a 285W p-type Mono with the same number of modules generates only 5.7 kWp and the capacity of a 255W p-type Poly with the same number of modules generates only 5.1kWp.