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SunPower: The Brand And Its Products

SunPower believes clean energy and storage should be accessible to everybody. That’s why they design all-in-one residential and commercial solutions backed by personal customer service and the industry’s most comprehensive warranty. And with over 35 years of dedicated solar experience, they are the only U.S.-based solar company that’s been around longer than their 25-year warranty.

SunPower: About & Story

SunPower is a global leader in solar technology and a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading corporations, municipalities, governments, and utilities. Since our founding in 1985, we’ve been driven by one powerful mission: to change the way our world is powered. We call this our “Mission One” — and it remains the driving force behind everything we do today. As a U.S.-based company with more than 350 offices around the globe.

They engineer and manufacture the world’s most powerful solar technology. SunPower are at the forefront of creating clean energy products for tomorrow from the world’s safest and most abundant renewable energy resource, the sun.

They design, manufacture and deliver the most powerful solar systems available for homeowners, businesses, and utilities while driving innovation in solar power and lighting products.

Our Picks: SunPower Products

You’ve nearly decided to go solar, but you’re not sure if you want to simply go with an inverter that will give you the best yield on your money. Or, perhaps you want to install a more powerful array of panels to get the most out of the roof space you have. Which option is for you?

Conventional solar panel manufacturers offer a warranty that covers the material and workmanship of their panels, but not the performance. At SunPower, they think that it’s important to take care of our customers so we back our panels with an industry-leading, 25-year performance guarantee. In fact, they cover 100% of repair or replacement costs for products that don’t perform up to exacting standards – for 25 years. SunPower do this because we believe great solar should last a lifetime.

Design & Quality: SunPower built an aesthetically simple, but extremely functional case that enables an efficient solution for your needs.
Advantages: – They used SunPower Maxeon High-Efficiency solar cells in the most efficient Micro-Module available today, allowing a conversion rate of up to 24.4%.
Benefits: – This increase is equivalent to replacing 3 conventional 100 W panels with 1 SunPower Maxeon Module, translating into a 50% increase in power output compared to conventional 100 W panels.

Features: SunPower 50 Watt flexible panels
Advantages: SunPower solar panels boast the highest efficiency rate for today’s marine solar panels
Benefits: 25% more power over conventional flexible or rigid panels, and require no heavy racking equipment!

 

Features: Monocrystalline silicon
Advantages: Provide excellent performance in low light and high-temperature applications.
Benefits: A most cost-effective way of generating electrical power from the sun.

Features: Reduce assembly workload by up to 25%.
Advantages: Easy to assemble and ensure highest quality cells.
Benefits: Increased flexibility due to faster production lines resulting in a reduced overall time-to-market.

Features: The first flexible solar cell in the world.
Advantages: It’s bendable, very secure, it doesn’t break when being transported or being used outdoors. It makes for great use outside because it can stand bad weather conditions (snow, rain) as well as high temperatures.
Benefits: They’re very affordable, and they last much longer than any other solar cell on the market.

Features: – Sunpower solar cells are made from silicon rather than the more common “amorphous” or micrometer thin film.
Advantages: – They improve light absorption (and low light performance). – They are more resilient to damage and power degradation (where diodes are often employed to bypass shaded areas, which can also take away from overall efficiency).
Benefits: – Increased efficiency yields shorter charge times. – Increased durability means longer-lasting panels.

 

Features: The lightest and smallest of its kind that is designed to fit an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with a width of 18.2” thanks to the patented StorEdge™ suspension system.
Advantages: Protects the user’s equipment from transformer failure, power surges, and spikes.
Benefits: fewer service calls, uninterrupted work, and safe data transfer.

Advantages: Can be laid nearly anywhere- hard terrace or soft lawns
Designed to withstand high wind loading and snow loads – Backed by SunPower
Benefits: Laying the mat on a different surface often means more usable space in your backyard.

Features: SunPower’s 110 Watt flexible panel is made with 25% efficient Maxeon Gen III prime back contact
Advantages: This flexible panel delivers the highest power output and charging capacity in its product class.
Benefits: You’ll enjoy increased production during peak sun hours.

Features: Lightweight.
Advantages: Eco-friendly solar power panels that are easy to transport – whether you’re moving them to a remote location or simply relocating them down the street.
Benefits: SunPower solar power panels yield 30% more energy per panel compared to conventional solar panels of the same size. This means more energy for your home and more value from your investment.

Features: 12v solar panels (sold individually)
Advantages: Multi-use, durable, weather and corrosion-resistant
Benefits: Save money with an affordable, yet high-quality array

 

SunPower: FAQS

Is SunPower worth the extra cost?

SunPower panels are the best investment for people who take the time to do their research and care about how they value their home and life overall. It isn’t for everyone, but those who invest in a SunPower system can expect premium quality throughout.

Why does SunPower claim to have the best power warranty in the industry and how does this benefit me?

SunPower’s solar panels have the lowest degradation rate in the industry, validated by 3rd party testing from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This means that a system with SunPower panels can produce more power and we back this with their 25-year Complete Confidence warranty.

Does the SunPower warranty cover coastal areas?

SunPower’s warranty covers systems that are installed at or near the coast. In these cases, we expect that your system will be exposed to some salty water mist and sprays, but will not come in direct contact with large bodies of saltwater. Their customers have used panels in coastal areas like Hawaii for over a decade which still do not show signs of corrosion.

 

 

SunPower: The Final Thoughts

SunPower is making it easier for everyone to have access to solar power will their all-in-one residential and commercial solutions. So you can rest assured that you will be getting quality if you choose SunPower!

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