SunPower Launches Industry's First 400-Plus-Watt Home Solar Panels, the Most Powerful Residential Solar Panels in the World
The Highly-Anticipated Next Generation Technology Solar Panel, Newly Named A-Series, is Now Available at 400 and 415 Watts for Homeowners in America
Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Next Generation Technology solar panels on Tuesday, which will be the industry’s first-ever 400-plus-watt and the world’s most powerful residential solar panels.
SunPower’s new A-Series solar panels can now be bought at 400 watts or 415 watts, which will deliver 60% more energy in the same amount of roof space over the first 25 years compared to conventional solar panels.
“SunPower is introducing the world’s first 400-watt residential solar panels as most in the industry are just crossing the 300-watt threshold for home solar,” said Jeff Waters, CEO of the SunPower Technologies business unit. “Our record-breaking cell technology and innovative research and development efforts have enabled us to fit more power capacity on rooftops than we ever have before. Our growing panel portfolio is delivering unprecedented value across global markets that goes unmatched by any other residential solar technology currently available.”
SunPower’s patented Maxeon solar cells are built on a solid copper foundation for high reliability and performance. The Maxeon cells provide SunPower panels with improved resistance to corrosion and cracking.
A-Series panels are built with SunPower’s fifth-generation Maxeon solar cells, called Gen 5, which were perfected at the company’s Silicon Valley Research Facility. This new technology required new materials, tools and processes, and resulted in a 65% larger cell than previous generations that absorbs more sunlight and ultimately offers more savings to homeowners.
“SunPower solar panels are designed to maximize power production and energy savings for our customers, and we’re only scratching the surface of what’s possible in home solar,” SunPower’s Jeff Waters continued. “With our innovative solar solutions and services, and our established channels to market, SunPower will continue building on its strong leadership position in distributed generation around the world.”
SunPower’s A-Series and Maxeon 3 have the potential to revolutionize the next phase of residential solar adoption. Those with large roofs will be able to generate even more electricity than with traditional solar panels — potentially opening the door for greater grid feed-in opportunity — while those with smaller roofs that might have been unsuitable for solar in the past now have the option of generating as much as their neighbors, regardless of roof space.