- High efficiency
- Long lifespan
- Low degradation rate
- Excellent performance in low light conditions
- Easy installation
- Reliable and durable
- Environmentally friendly
- Low maintenance
- High initial cost compared to other solar panel brands
- Not as efficient in low light conditions
- Limited availability in some regions
As one of the world’s leading consumer electronics brands, Panasonic needs little introduction. In 2009, they acquired the Sanyo solar cell and module manufacturing business from the former Sanyo company. Heterojunction cells are monocrystalline solar cells that need a buffer zone of thin-film solar cells to make up for the inefficient vacuum. Our modules are highly efficient, with the most efficient residential solar model at an efficiency of 23%.
Panasonic’s network of dealers is very similar to theirs: lots of different people can buy the panels wholesale and then sell them on. However, there are also solar panel installation companies that sell Panasonic panels. Panasonic doesn’t currently let other companies use Panasonic solar inverters, as SunPower does with Enphase meters, to offer complete systems under one branding. Panasonic has been a pioneer in the solar battery industry and recently unveiled EverVolt solar battery and home energy storage solution, which may prove to be an interesting alternative to Tesla’s Powerwall.
Panasonic focus on development of the cells and installation. The company will still sell Panasonic panels though, but if your budget allows, you might find better deals elsewhere. Procool has lower visibility into their manufacturing process and global brand, but still provides somewhat good lab tests for panels.