LG Neon Bifacial spec page – 500W on a white membrane roof!

This spec page has been out for a bit, but this is the first I’ve seen it. This seems a utility scale panel versus standard commercial – note the 1500V notation, but the bifacial information is probably applicable to a residential or any other version panel.

Notice that, in some wonderful perfect world, you can get a 25.4% output boost. I really want to get a database of roofing companies that have installed white roofs, so I can call on the customers.

A 25.4% uplift will move the 395W version to just toward 500W! That’s an amazing panel rating. Of course – this is on one of those white roofs, and the panel has to be 1 meter(!) above the roof? I’m not sure if there will be any situations where that will be the case – usually the front edge of the panel will be inches from the floor, and the back end will be up 1/3 of a meter.

Maybe my dreams of commercial installations don’t make sense? Maybe we need install a NexTracker single axis tracker on a building’s roof?

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About John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.