Earlier this year, LONGi launched their new 370W solar panel range, and we are very happy to tell you that we now have this latest technology available in New Zealand! Providing higher power, higher efficiency half-cut PERC solar technology at a better price point.
What does the LONGi 370W panel deliver?
One of the key benefits of introducing the LONGi 370W panel (Hi-MO4 series) is that it has greater generation capacity than most of the current solar panels in the NZ market, which are still mainly within the 300W to 330W range.
As a consumer, you can enjoy the benefit of having a larger system installed with less roof space, or save cost by installing fewer panels to get the same system size. Through taking up less space on rooftops, and requiring less labour and parts for the install, this new release offers both installers and consumers more bang for their solar buck.
By way of example, a 5kW system using LONGi Hi-MO4 technology requires 14 of the 370W panels, which is 2 panels less than a system using 320W panels.
It is more than generating more power
LONGi's 370W Hi-MO4 series comes with an excellent 20.3% conversion efficiency – a high efficiency product that is pitched at the residential and small commercial segment as “maximum power on limited roof space.”
The panels use half-cell technology, which works to reduce power loss from resistance, lower the operating temperature of the panels, reduce hot spot temperature by 10~20°C and improve the panels’ overall performance in partial shade. (See our previous blog for more details of half-cut technology: LONGi Half-Cut Cell Solar Panels – Higher Efficiency Panel Technology).
And with the advances in technology, LONGi provides a 25 year performance warranty, and a 12 year materials and workmanship warranty, giving greater confidence to the end user.
About LONGi Solar
LONGi has led the solar PV industry to new heights with product innovations and optimised power-cost ratio with breakthrough mono-crystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide annually, which is roughly a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognised as the world’s most valuable solar technology company, with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s core values. Key highlights include:
• Established in 2000
• Total Assets of $8.91 Billion
• $4.76 Billion in revenue
• 9.1 GW shipped
• Proposed Capacity of 8GW in solar cell and 30GW in solar panels
• Production facilities in China, India and Malaysia
As one of the top solar panel manufacturers globally, LONGi has an outstanding reputation in the industry and has achieved a significant number of accolades throughout the years. One of the central and most closely observed indicators of the health of a solar panel manufacturer is the 'bankability' or the financial strength of the company behind its products. By both ratings indicators, LONGi remains the most 'bankable' in the industry, with PV-Tech's Q2’20 PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings report showing that LONGi remains on the only AAA-Rated solar supplier for the second consecutive quarter of 2020.
Further accolades and ratings can be seen in the links below:
• LONGi as the only AAA-Rated solar PV module supplier globally, according to the 2020 Q2 release of the PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings
• LONGi has the highest Altman-Z score among all solar manufacturers in BloombergNEF’s 2020 Q2 report, displaying strong bankability
• LONGi Awarded "Top Brand PV 2020" Seal by EuPD Research
• LONGi awarded "Top Performer" in PVEL’s 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard
• LONGi wins TÜV Rheinland’s “Outdoor Energy Yield AQM Award” in both monofacial and bifacial groups at the "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress 2020
If you want to know more about what LONGi 370W solar panels can do, please feel free to fill in the form below and we will be in touch to provide you with more information.