LG Electronics has launched the NeON R solar panel in Australia. First introduced at the Solar Power International 2016 trade show in Las Vegas, the NeON R has enhanced durability, performance under real environment, aesthetic design plus industry leading output efficiency guaranteed over 25 years.

In the Australian market today the majority of 60 cell modules produce 260W to 270W power (15.9 -16.5% module efficiency). The power of the 60 cell NeON® R module reaches an incredible 360W (20.8%), making it the ideal solution for home owners who want to get more electricity within a limited roof space.

“With the release of the LG Chem batteries and the 13.5kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 many homeowners will find they need high powered modules like the LG NeON R to generate enough solar power to charge the batteries and run the house,” says LG Energy marketing manager Russ Prendergast. “It is a very powerful module and can generate increased electricity per unit space due to its high efficiency and power.”

The NeON R has no metal electrode on the front of the module but has 30 multi-ribbon busbars at the rear of the module. This allows the panel to perform at a higher efficiency when the temperature is higher.

Prendergast says: “The LG solar offerings are known for their highly efficient and quality panels and the NeON R is building upon the legacy we’ve already set.”

With the ability to reach 360W, Prendergast says, the NeON R is making solar a possibility for individuals concerned about lack of rooftop space. “The high efficiency of the panel is important to the future improvement and growth of solar in the Australia market and at LG Australia,” he said.