According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the number of solar system installations has doubled in the last 3 years. To put that in perspective, the last three years have seen more solar installations than the past 40 years combined! Solar has become a popular choice among residential customers for many reasons, one of which is the advancements in component technology.
SunPower Model: One Umbrella
Not so many years ago residential solar panel companies were putting together solar systems with components made from a variety of vendors. It wasn’t until recently that SunPower decided to design and develop their entire Equinox solar panel system in-house (in America). Having one manufacturer for all pieces of the design provides the customer with a more efficient and reliable system able to convert sunlight to power at a much quicker rate. In fact, the SunPower Equinox system has a world-record-setting 22% efficiency rate: it produces 60% more energy than conventional panels over 25 years!
SunPower has several options for residential installations. We’re going to take a look at the benefits of the A-Series system, SunPower’s newest and most advanced solar panel for residential customers. The A-Series system has 400-watt solar panels providing more power than ever with fewer panels.
The individual cells in the A-Series system are Maxeon Gen 5: 65% larger than prior Maxeon generations. This upgrade boosts efficiency as the cells are able to convert even more sunlight into electricity. The A-series continues to use impressive SunPower microinverters, eliminating the need for large utility boxes on the side of your home and instead hiding them under individual panels. All other electrical equipment is also hidden under the panels: panels are mounted on the roof using Invisimount hardware, a low-profile design across all SunPower series. Integrating the microinverters behind the panels and mounting the solar system on Invisimount hardware hides everything but the panels and provides the clean and streamlined design that SunPower is known for, something that conventional solar systems cannot match.
Besides the amazing technology and design that SunPower continues to deliver, SunPower as a company stands out from the pack based on their experience. Over the last 30 years, SunPower Solar has produced more than 2.8 Billion solar cells for the market. That’s enough cells to circle the earth eight times. 500,000 homeowners have chosen SunPower systems because they trust the quality innovation and dedication that we have in developing the most advanced products and solutions in the solar industry. SunPower has more than 750 patents on products that harness the power of the sun to deliver energy to homes and businesses and remains the only manufacturing company that designs, manufactures, installs and maintains complete solar solutions.
SunPower with SAVKAT
When you purchase a SunPower system through SAVKAT Solar, you are protected by a 25-year warranty. It’s the only home solar warranty that covers the entire system. Many manufacturers only cover the panels under their warranty. At SunPower, everything is covered including performance, labor, and parts.
Are you ready? To find out how you can go solar and become less energy dependent, request a free quote. Still have more questions? Check out our Solar 101 page or our FAQ page. If that still leaves you unsure, we are happy to answer any other questions by giving us a call at 800-860-6932.