Going Solar for Commercial Business: The Helix SunPower System

Here at SAVKAT, we want to provide our commercial customers with options that can be installed quickly, maintain low business costs, and have minimal monitoring issues. The end goal of installing solar is always at the forefront of our sales team: bring maximum value to the customer through a green solar solution. A commercial system should only add value to business owners and we strive to bring the best value to all of our customers.


The Helix Platform: SunPower’s Commercial Option

The Helix Platform from SunPower is the world’s first fully-integrated commercial solar solution: it is like a team working in unison for the same goal, and every element is designed with every other piece in mind. This makes for seamless product install and operation, translating directly into business-owner savings.  Like the residential SunPower systems, everything in the Helix platform from the solar cells to the software for each system is designed, tested, and made by SunPower. Every component works in harmony together and everything is engineered with three things in mind – fast installation, long-term reliability, and outstanding returns on investment. 


The Rooftop Mount

The Helix Rooftop mount is a popular business choice and features a mechanical system to hold commercial panels securely in place. The mount factors in regional snow loads, wind speeds, and other natural factors to put customers at ease in all different climates. The Power Station is factory preconfigured for easier interconnection: it includes inverters and panel boards and there is no field wiring or tools required (cutting down on field wiring error). Talk about easy installation with no disruption to your business!

Over the past 30 years, SunPower’s Helix mechanical system has been under harsh internal scrutiny to maximize energy potential in their product offerings. Industry-leading roof coverage along with flexible ballast, anchor options, and tilt angle options have maximized power density and energy production of the Helix System. All of this equates to 64% more power per roof and 72% more energy created over the life of the system. 


Commercial Panel Options

The Helix System allows you to choose your SunPower Commercial panel: the 327W, 340W P17, 350W P17, or 435W.  Your panel choice will depend on your electricity needs, sun exposure, and aesthetics of your building. All commercial panels use the same SunPower Maxeon cell technology as residential offerings: a patented copper back-contact design element that radically reduces the causes of cell breakage as well as temperature corrosion due to temperature changes. Your panels will resist all-natural elements and your maintenance will be minimal. 

The efficiencies of commercial panels are unmatched in the commercial solar market. The efficiencies for a SunPower panel range from 16.5% to 20.3%, depending on the panel you choose. These panels tout 31% more power per panel, and 60% more energy per square foot over 25 years that conventional panels. When doing a commercial project, the last thing you want to think about is doing it again. With a SunPower panel, you can be confident that you won’t have to for at least 25 years. The Helix platform is backed by the SunPower warranty of 25-years for power and product defects. Installers often offer a workmanship warranty as well. 


At SAVKAT Solar, we are ready. 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. 


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