NEW SunPower Maxeon 6 425w with in built iQ7A Enphase Micro Inverter. 40 Year Warranty
The world’s best solar panel just got even better, now with record breaking 40-year warranty!
The most advanced solar module is now available in Australia
Sunpower brings to Australian homes the Maxeon 6 AC module 425w with integrated Enphase microinverter – the most advanced solar technology. This new edition of the first-ever factory-integrated AC module designed to enhance safety and increase reliable energy production for Australian homeowners.
The Sunpower Maxeon 6 solar panel is undoubtedly the most durable solar panel made even more amazing by industry leading warranties.
The great news is that the solar panel modules are now immediately available in Australia through Maxeon’s authorised partners, such as Natural Solar, a premium Sunpower and Maxeon Partner.
Two World’s Best Working Together
SunPower, Europe’s number one home solar panel power meets Enphase, the world’s leading Micro Inverter manufacturer. Consumers get the world’s premier solar solutions.
Big in Power, Small in Size
- Wattages: 400W, 410W, 415W, 425W
- Module efficiency: 21.5%, 22%, 22.2%, 22.8%
- Temperature coefficient: −0.29%/°C
- Weight: 21.8kg
- Microinverter: Enphase IQ7A
- Dimensions: 1032mm x 1872mm x 40mm
- Product warranty: 40 years (panel), 25 years (microinverter)
- Year 1 minimum warranted power output: 98.0%
- Annual degradation: 0.25%
- Year 25 warranted power output 92.0%
- Year 40 warranted power output 88.3%
Scalable Custom Designed System
- Model: M215-60-230-S22
- DC Voltage: 45 V
- AC Power: 215 W
- Efficiency: 95.70
- Highest-power integrated AC module
- 25-Year limited product warranty covered by Enphase
- Engineered and calibrated by Enphase for SunPower AC modules
Sunpower Maxeon 6 AC Module, Designed to Stand Out
Maxeon 6 solar panels are designed to stand out and recognised to be better across more than five cell generations, 3.5 billion cells and 30 million panels, even in the toughest of conditions. Where traditional solar cells lose power over time because of corrosion and breakage, the design of Maxeon 6 solar cells eradicates 86% of the reasons that conventional cells fail. Your residential solar panels always deliver energy and savings year after year.
Home solar panels that work not only harder but smarter
Each Maxeon 6 AC module works autonomously, powering your whole system to become more reliable, and your rooftop more productive. With traditional technology, your solar system is as powerful only as well as your weakest panel. Each product is proven to remain optimally efficient under partially shaded conditions. This can hugely diminish output for non-optimised modules due to shade or other real-world challenges, even small debris like leaves.
String Inverter System VS Maxeon 6 AC Module System
50% System Power (performs at level of the weakest panel)
84% System Power (max energy harvest)
They say less is more. This is especially true with powerful solar panels. When your panels produce more power you only require fewer on your roof. You get efficient, compact, easy to scale design, should you decide to expand your system to electrify your car or other home appliances. And with the micro inverters smartly concealed below each panel, no more cumbersome string inverters on your walls – just a beauty.
Stay Connected. Stay in Control.
It is next level convenience with the Enphase Enlighten™ app. You are in control anytime – all the time as you sync your innovative solar — on your roof, in the palm of your hand.
The Enphase Enlighten™ app Easily download the app on the App Store or on Google Play and enjoy:
Panel-level monitoring (some data may be limited to some customers) Have confidence in your system performance through individual data on each panel.
Real-time views (in 5-minute intervals) See your energy and environmental data on any connected device and share your results on social media.
Automatic software updates Remain current on all utility rate updates and system improvements, hassle-free.
Remote Technical Support
The Enphase EnvoyTM communication gateway links your solar array to the internet, enabling live access to data on system performance and critical issues. The Envoy communication gateway delivers out automatic alerts about technical issues to your installer and supports remote troubleshooting.
What is a microinverter?
A microinverter is a small electronic device that sits beneath each solar panel. Its main task is to convert direct current (DC) electricity from your solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that you can use in your home or export to the grid. Each micro inverter acts as its own mini power station on your roof, andmaximises solar production from an individual module level due to one MPPT (multi power point tracker) per panel.
Who is Enphase?
Enphase is the world’s foremost Micro Inverter “Smart inverter” manufacturer. Listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in America with a market capitalisation of 20.92Billion USD, Enphase is genuinely a secure option for continuing technical support and product reliability.
Having produced its 7th Generation of Smart Micro Inverter technology in this latest product, Enphase has done all of the heavy-lifting for you with a deep-rooted history with billions of investment in research and development. Enphase is the top-notch choice. Combined with the world record holder in efficiency Sunpower Maxeon 5 415w solar panel, this is easily the best available product in the world – the Rolls Royce of solar.
Why are Enphase Micro Inverters safe?
The Enphase system is the safest on the market.
Electrical current is the movement of charged particles and more precisely, for this discussion, the flow of electrons on a wire. In the late 19th century, Nikola Tesla defeated Thomas Edison in the battle for the soul of the electric current. Edison held many patents for direct current (DC) and fought hard to make it the standard, but ultimately the much more flexible alternating current (AC), favoured by Tesla, triumphed. Not only is AC current significantly easier to transport long distances, but it is also the safest of the two options by far.
Direct current is constant and moves in one direction. Alternating current moves back and forth, positive to negative, and back again. If you look at a graph of each below, you’llobserve that DC needs a steady voltage to move the electrons along. AC on the other hand, is moved by a voltage that oscillates between two points. Notably, with AC, the voltage crosses the zero point once each cycle. This is crucial because, at that moment when the voltage is at zero, there is no current.
With a DC system, the current is always on. This is especially problematic when there is a fault or breaks in a DC electrical system, since the current is always flowing, it can jump the break and start a fire.
But don’t take our word for it. Watch the demonstration of an arc fault in the video here.
Enphase Micro inverters convert the direct current from your solar modules to grid-compliant AC before that energy ever leaves the micro inverter. There is no high voltage DC running across your roof or through your attic with an Enphase system—only safe, grid compliant AC, the same that powers your other appliances. With an “old school” solar system using a string inverter, all the solar modules are connected in series to reach the very high voltage required to power the inverter. Even when DC optimizers are used, what leaves the optimizer is DC, not safe, reliable AC. (This is also one of the reasons string inverters don’t last as long as Enphase Micro inverters. High voltage DC is hard on a device!)
Two of the best warranties you can get in the market
Invest with confidence, knowing that the quality is proven for both SunPower Maxeon panels and Enphase micro inverters. Each is uniquely designed for climate extremes, tested beyond industry standards, and proven by actual field results. Each is also backed by a category-leading warranty’s from the manufacturer.
Enhanced Performance, Maximised Savings for Solar Homeowners
If you are looking for the best solar technology in the market right now, the Maxeon 6 is for you. This AC Module brings together two of the greatest technologies globally, into one sleek and compact solar panel. Perfect for customers wanting advanced solar solutions new demand dynamics.
The world record module efficiency means it takes up far less roof space than conventional panels. Your roof space and access to the free energy from the Sun is an incredibly valuable asset to your home energy ecosystem. If you are thinking of purchasing an Electric Vehicle in the next few years, this is the perfect product for you, as by using the most efficient panel on the market you will have additional roof space available when it comes time to increasing your solar system’s capacity. Importantly, the AC Enphase scalable design makes adding panels in the future a much easier process.
Natural Solar has been installing the Maxeon range since its entry into the Australian market. Where this product stands out is its superior reliability and most importantly after sales support. To date we have not had a single Maxeon panel fail or require replacement due to ageing or other issues. And thanks to our 40-year panel warranty, when you buy a Maxeon 6 panel for your home, you’re buying it for the life of your home. With Maxeonsolar technologies you, “Do it once and do it right”.
Experience two of the best warranties you can get in the market.
Invest with confidence, knowing that the quality is proven for both SunPower Maxeon panels and Enphase micro inverters. Each is uniquely designed for climate extremes, tested beyond industry standards, and proven by actual field results. Each is also backed by a category-leading warranty from the manufacturer.
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These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak Solar Sponge).
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SunPower Maxeon 6 AC Solar Panels with Inbuilt Enphase IQ7A Micro Inverter
Now backed by an unbeatable 40 Year warranty
The new SunPower Maxeon 6 AC Module combines home solars most powerful panel with the world’s most advanced inverter technology. The result is an elegant, optimized solution for any roof.
SunPower Maxeon panels are world-renowned for their energy production and savings advantages that combine unmatched performance, efficiency and reliability with an industry-leading warranty and an estimated 40 year useful life.
Each Maxeon 6 AC module functions independently, making your whole system more reliable, and your rooftop more productive.
With conventional panel technology, the system performs only as well as its weakest panel. This can dramatically reduce output due to shade or other real-world challenges, even small debris like leaves.
Powerful panels mean you’ll need fewer on your roof. Just fifteen Maxeon 6 AC panels deliver the power of nineteen conventional panels. This gives you a compact design and the flexibility to expand your system as your energy needs evolve, accommodating EV charging, AC storage, the electrification of home appliances and more.
The in-built Enphase micro inverters come with an industry leading 25 Year warranty.
- Industry leading 40 Year product performance warranty
- #1 Lowest degradation rate in the industry at 0.25%
- 88.3% warranted power output in year 40 operation
- Enphase micro-inverters are mounted to the back of each panel in the factory, for quick installation, and strict quality control
- Enphase micro-inverter warranty extended :10 years to 25 Years when combined with the Sunpower Maxeon panels
- Easily expandable system
- Panel level monitoring
- Automatic software updates
SunPower increases solar cell size with new 400-W A-Series of modules for the residential market
SunPower launches today in the United States a new line of solar modules for the residential market. The new A-Series, using SunPower’s “Next Generation Technology” will deliver 400 and 415 W of power. In Europe and Australia, the company has also released 400-W panels known as Maxeon 3.
New A-Series modules on a home
“SunPower is introducing the world’s first 400-W residential solar panels as most in the industry are just crossing the 300-W 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.
SunPower’s new larger solar cell (right). Credit: Paul Sakuma Photography
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.
Combined with Maxeon Gen 5 solar cells is one of the industry’s highest-powered, factory-integrated microinverter, making A-Series ideal for use with SunPower’s Equinox platform. All SunPower panels are backed by its 25-year combined power and product warranty.
The Maxeon 3 panels in Europe and Australia use SunPower’s third generation of smaller Maxeon cells.
“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,” Waters said. “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.”
About The Author
Kelly Pickerel has over a decade of experience reporting on the U.S. solar industry and is currently editor in chief of Solar Power World.
Комментарии и мнения владельцев
Larger maybe, but you all seem to forget that word and real meaning of the word… efficiency! the A425 has 22.8% efficiency, so a larger panel with more efficiency means that you will actually buy less number of panels.
This is “vaporware” in the US. For one thing, I have yet to find a dealer (6-8) contacted nation wide. None of them have 400w x-series. For second point, The one that did wanted 1400 a panel plus shipping. Im told by other dealer that this is bullocks because sunpower will not sell panels unless the dealer gets to install. Now having said this I would strongly discourage others from buying from SunPower. This practice that you are forced to buy install with panels is bad for the consumer. And in other industries and situations this is called “tie-in” and courts have ruled it illegal. Customers dont have to wait for lawsuit — just vote with your feet. There are other manufacturers that are so close to this 400W, that its going to be better to go with them.
This. I have been asking them for panel pricing for years now. #DemandBetterSolar. How do they even make money if nobody can buy them, or even determine cost? Just like Auntie Maxeon said, #ReclaimingMyTime. I do not have time for games and nonexistent nonsense. Being mysterious and inaccessible is not cool, it is frustrating af. You are not the revolution. You are not available. I hate your brand. #SunPowerSucks. I hope you get Solyndra’d. You are useless. If your market is multimillion dollar installations only and idiots willing to pay 4x too much for a goddamn commodity, STOP ADVERTIZING TO ME. Solar Cells should be getting smaller and more modular so they can fit in more places, not 65% larger. But you are not trying to install your panels in more places. You are trying to be exclusive. Which is gross morally, and must be bad for your business if it exists at all. Go power your own world cuz you haven’t even tried to power anything in mine, ever. Your degradation rate is actually the worst in the industry because this invisible and inaccessible pricing is demeaning, degrading, and disrespectful to all the nerds that spend their free time trying to make the world a better place and fall into the trap of your marketing wasteland. I don’t know how one monetizes pissing off the little people, but if i ever get my hands on an elusive SunPower panel, i’m throwing it off the roof and tossing the shattered glass onto YouTube to demand better solar. I deserve 420W panels for my home grow anyway. I’ll wait. #ReclaimingMyShine.
I was wondering how much do these 400Watt modules cost? and the type they are called? I was thinking about investing in one where could you recommend me to get started?
Ok well can someone please tell us the difference and do a comparison article. That will answer the questions, that would be really really great and also maybe throw availability. Thanks
I just completed an install with the new A series 415 w modules. Amazing product! They are an AC module. 66 cell format. Just slightly larger in height to the standard 60 cell format. Approx 3-4 inches taller.
IF so, these panels will be about 3 inches wider and actually around 1 inch shorter than the typical 350W panels out today, much like the LG 350W series panels. The old Schott solar PV panels that were in the 400W to 500 watt range were right at 4 foot wide by 8 foot long. This allows one to “harvest” 400 to 415W from about 16.25 square feet as opposed to “harvesting” 330 to 350W from about 17.5 square feet. It’s this kind of technology nudge that will drive some early adopters of solar PV to install these new panels and put their old system on e-bay for the secondary used market. Is this not how the automobile built by Henry Ford became so popular. First as an affordable automobile, then as a cheap second hand car creating the “used car” market? Bring on the high output panels, the hybrid inverters and cheap battery storage to allow net zero energy use for decades to come.
So this is actually 66 cells at 400 watts? And what is the difference between the 400W to the 415W is the 400W a blk on blk?
This is bogus. You can’t get them. Certainly you can’t get them in the US. That’s what they will tell you when you call SP. But they wills say Europe. Call Europe and they will tell you, not Europe; but you can get them in the US.
There have been 400W, even 500W panels for 4.5 years. Even 500W panels at the size of these new Sunpower panels, 4.5 years ago.
The 6×10 cell A-series produces 400W / panel at 95cm x 156cm while the 96-panel X-series produces 370W are measured 105cm x 156cm.
What are the frame dimensions? With a larger cell it seems like they would need a larger module. If this is actually the rough size of a current 60-cell module I’ll be impressed, but if they’re making something roughly the size of a 72-cell they can get in line behind other manufacturers who have already done it.
This image going around the internet apparently shows SunPower’s smaller X series on left and the new A series on right. The X series is a 96-cell panel… which is closeish to a traditional 60-cell panel. So maybe the 66-cell A series is more like a traditional 72-cell panel? Not sure.
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About Sunpower, Solar Panels
SunPower is an American firm that lends its name to high quality solar panels; with most models now being produced through its spinoff Maxeon Solar Technologies. The company’s products are widely considered among the best available.
Sunpower Maxeon solar panels have the highest efficiency currently on the market, are likely to be the best at tolerating partial shade. and they have a 40 year product warranty in Australia (see further notes on warranty below). In addition, SunPower panels are corrosion resistant, which makes them suitable for installation anywhere in Australia.
Maxeon have an Australian office in Melbourne.
Production Capacity And Output
At the start of 2018 SunPower had 1.2 gigawatts of solar cell manufacturing capacity and 1.9 gigawatts of solar panel manufacturing capacity. In 2019, the company shipped 2.5 GW of modules, representing 80% growth over 2018.
Current production capacity isn’t clear, but was expected to be boosted significantly under Maxeon. In April 2021, Maxeon Solar Technologies said it planned to use existing facilities to quickly ramp 1.8 GW of new capacity, followed by another 1.8GW at a new facility. Whether that materialised isn’t clear.
SunPower is as American as Apple pie and so is majority owned by a French oil company. This makes sense because the French were eating Apple pies long before Americans ever did.
SunPower’s headquarters are in San Jose in California. They abandoned manufacturing in the United States for a long time but then resumed at a plant they bought from SolarWorld Americas in order to avoid Trump’s solar panel tariffs. But in January 2021, SunPower announced it was closing its Hillsboro plant. This means Maxeon is now manufacturing all SunPower panels models aside from the Performance (P) Series.
Maxeon has manufacturing capacity in Malaysia, the Philippines and Mexico. SunPower entered into a joint venture to produce their P series panels in China.
SunPower was founded in 1985 by Richard Swanson, who was responsible for Swanson’s Law. It states that for every doubling of production capability, the cost of solar panels falls by 20%. Despite ups and downs in prices, it has proven to be roughly accurate and I hope the effect will continue into the future.
As it has managed to stick around for 37 years so far, SunPower is one of the oldest solar panel brands in existence.
However, in November 2019, SunPower announced it would spin off much of its solar panel manufacturing into a new company – Maxeon Solar Technologies. That process was completed in August 2020 and now the company’s panels aside from the P Series are marketed under the name SunPower Maxeon.
SunPower Maxeon’s 40 Year Replacement Product Warranty
In February 2022, Maxeon Solar Technologies announced the product and performance warranty on panels sold under SunPower Maxeon brand in Australia had been extended from 25 years to 40 years. In terms of the Sunpower Maxeon 5 and 6 AC, the 40 years only covers the panel, while the integrated microinverter is covered under Enphase’s 25 year warranty.
It should be noted the product warranty for SunPower P series panels (i.e. non-Maxeon branded) is still 25 years.
Maxeon’s product warranty (and that of the SunPower P Series) undertakes to either repair, replace, or refund the purchase price of the defective PV modules. It used to be that all SunPower panels were covered by a full replacement warranty, rather than the company also having repair/refund options.
While this figure is now out of date, SunPower has previously said their panel failure rate is only 1 in 37,000. Hopefully it’s even better now, although I know some panels have been replaced under warranty. Because the large majority of their panels were well under 25 years old at the time, this doesn’t mean there is only a 1 in 37,000 chance of a panel failing during its 25 year warranty period, but it still suggests they are very reliable.
SunPower Maxeon Solar Panels Resist The Effects Of Heat
SunPower panels suffer considerably less decrease in efficiency due to the effects of heat than the average panels. Their coefficiency of Pmax ranges is as little as.0.29% depending on the model, while the average is around.0.35%. This is how much their output is decreased by for each degree celcisus the panel temperature is above 25 degrees. Note that the temperature of panels in the sun can be much higher than the air temperature and can reach 65 degrees on hot days.
SunPower Panels Tolerate Partial Shade Well
Partial shade can cause a major reduction in the performance of solar cells as one badly performing solar cell can drag down the performance of others, so just one bird poop can have a major effect. But SunPower used various technologies to minimise its impact, and that has continued under Maxeon manufacturing.
SunPower Had Financial Difficulties
SunPower had been experiencing financial difficulties, posting significant losses in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
For the fiscal year 2019, SunPower’s assets and liabilities were almost equal, which is not a good situation to be in. Their financial position was hurt by falling solar panel and also President Trump’s US solar tariffs.- despite SunPower winning an exemption.
There was speculation that SunPower would go bankrupt, but the recent move to shift all solar panel manufacturing to Maxeon may play out well.
But even if I was certain SunPower wouldn’t be around in the future to honour their warranties, I would still be fine with installing them on my roof because their high reliability means the chance of me needing their warranty should be extremely small.
Warranty claim procedure for orphaned SunPower customers
If you have purchased Sunpower panels from a solar installer that has gone out of business, the responsibility for warranty claims falls to Sunpower or Maxeon, depending on the type of solar panel installed. They can be contacted on 1800 786 769, and will arrange for an installer in their network to diagnose and rectify any problems with the panels. with labor costs involved covered by the warranty.
I would have no problem installing SunPower Maxeon panels on my roof, and this would be the case even if I expected SunPower or Maxeon to go bust and not be around to honour their warranties.
But while SunPower panels are very high quality, they do carry a hefty premium and so it will be necessary to decide if they are worth the extra expense.
SunPower is also very popular with Australian installers. In the SolarQuotes Installers’ Choice Awards, SunPower was voted second in the best solar panels in 2023 category, and also achieved second place for best after-sales support.
Penrith Solar Centre use SunPower Performance panels, which is a high grade solar panel. We wanted high quality performing solar panels. Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre Show additional information