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. Homeowners in Europe and Australia can now order the Maxeon 3 400 W solar panel from SunPower, the first solar panel to deliver such power in its region. Americans can also already buy the 415 W solar A-Series solar panels in California, and hopefully in more areas by Summer.
“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
SunPower’s A-Series solar panels will be built with the company’s Next Generation Technology fifth-generation Maxeon solar cells (Gen 5) which were developed at its Silicon Valley Research Facility and required new materials, new tools, and new processes, so as to deliver a 65% larger cell than previous generations. Combined with the Maxeon Gen 5 solar cells is one of the solar industry’s highest-powered,
The 400 watt solar panels being sold in Europe and Australia use SunPower’s Gen 3 Maxeon solar cells.
“SunPower solar panels are designed to maximize power production and
SunPower’s A-Series and Maxeon 3 have the potential to revolutionize the
Source: Clean Technica