Homeowners with solar have reason to celebrate: Panasonic’s EverVolt — the premium, cutting-edge battery technology developed by Panasonic to power the world’s most advanced electric cars — has now been optimized for residential solar. EverVolt stores electricity for instant access during peak hours and grid outages, providing homeowners with the ability to tap into their private energy storage anytime.
Available in AC- and DC-coupled versions, EverVolt can be installed with a new or existing solar system and can be tailored to a homeowner’s individual needs, whether scaled down to 11kWh or expanded to 102 kWh. It also comes equipped with advanced software that enables features such as pre-programmed time-of-use settings to help manage energy consumption and operating cost, and a user-friendly app for homeowners allowing customization between multiple operating modes’ visibility into system status.
With many utilities in California and other areas shifting to Time of Use rate schedules, EverVolt can help consumers lower their energy bills by using battery stores during peak periods, as opposed to purchasing from the grid. That means EverVolt allows homeowners to optimize their investment and lower their carbon footprint, providing grid independence while saving money.
Now compatible with Span’s Smart Panel, customers also have the option to take advantage of an improved level of flexibility and customization that traditional electrical panels do not provide, putting monitoring and control for 28 circuits in the palm of the user’s hand via smartphone. When the power goes out, the Smart Panel isolates the house and allows the customer to control the loads that are most important to maintain power. It also provides visibility into back-up time and built-in intelligence that optimizes power depending on homeowners’ needs.
Panasonic battery storage customers also receive the added benefit of peace of mind, knowing their whole home energy solution is backed by one of America’s most trusted brands with a century of financial stability and reliability. When installed by a Panasonic Certified Installer, EverVolt includes a 10-year product and performance warranty – one of the best in its class for homeowners.
In addition, the energy storage installation process with EverVolt is relatively simple for an electrician and will average around one day of labor. The basic installation involves mounting an inverter and battery inside a garage, as well as installing a sub-panel that will contain the loads a homeowner chooses to have backed up during a grid outage.
Panasonic's N340 panel
Panasonic’s 96-cell HIT®+ N340 solar panel provides a powerful combination of increased module efficiency, energy savings and durable long-term performance. Featuring a 20.3 module efficiency and 340 watts per panel, the N340 delivers an advanced renewable energy source with zero emissions for any home. A temperature coefficient rating of -0.258%/°C, one of the lowest available, helps generate greater electricity output on even the hottest days.
Using HIT® technology featuring high-efficiency n-type crystalline combined with amorphous layers, the 340N HIT® modules support reliability and longevity, performing better in high heat and low light conditions. This technology reduces annual degradation to 0.26 percent, compared to 0.70 percent in conventional panels, guaranteeing more power for the long haul.
In addition, the N340 module is designed to allow installers the ability to support projects with a higher voltage. It also has a smaller footprint than competing products, providing the maximum energy yield and flexibility in constrained rooftop spaces.
Panasonic home solar panels are backed by an industry-leading parts and performance TripleGuard warranty that, when installed by Panasonic Authorized, Premium or Elite installer and registered through the Panasonic website, guarantees minimum power output of 90.76% after 25 years.