What is cost for Sunpower Solar
A simple and fast way to compare solar installers is based on their cost per watt. To calculate the cost per watt, take the total price and divide it by the DC watt size rating of the of the system.
Sunpower has installed thousands of PV systems. The average solar panel system from Sunpower is 7,870 watts (7.9 kW) and costs 36,300 for a price per watt of 4.60. The expected cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) is 0.17.
Most of the systems sold by Sunpower use their lease or power purchase agreement (PPA). For these financed PV systems, the lifetime price per watt is 5.60.
Sunpower are 11% above the industry average for a cash purchase, and a whopping 70% higher when leased. Sunpower charges about double the price you would pay for a comparable solar panel system from SunWatts. That means the average customer could save 18,500 by working with us.
Compare Sunpower To Other Solar Companies
Our are lower than Sunpower, SunRun, REC, Vivint and the rest. A SunWatts system, including design, permits, parts and labor, costs 40% less than the average installation. You can also Do-It-Yourself for even bigger savings. This fact is based on actual costs PV solar projects reported by CSI Solar Statistics. Review the following infographic to see how we compare to other top solar companies.
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The Lowest Cost For The Best Solar Panels
It is not magic. Our for solar are simply 40% less than the average competitor. Here is a how we do it.
- We design a system to meet your power goals and set your budget.
- Our bigger brand selection gives you choice and buying power.
- We shop the market. You can DIY or we will have solar installers compete for your business.
No matter how you decide to go, you get name brand manufacturer warranties and all the tax credits and rebates. The system will be UL certified to pass any permit or utility inspections. You will enjoy 25 years or more of renewable solar energy. You will also spend about 40% less than the average solar company charges. That means more green in your wallet.
Now some may claim to offer free solar installation. Wrong! There is nothing free about it. They are really offering financing or leasing, where you have to sign a long-term 20 year contract. In fact, those no money up-front solar lease or PPA programs cost 6.50 per watt. You end up spending more than double the price (227%) than you should for so-called free installation.
Compare Of Top Solar Companies
There were more than 40,000 solar energy systems installed in California in 2013. 2016. The average PV system installed is 6,600 watts (6.6 kW) and costs 29,700 for a cost per watt of 4.50. The expected lifetime cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) is 0.17.
In comparison, the average 6,600 watt PV system from SunWatts costs 17,800 for a cost per watt of 2.70. The expected lifetime cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) is 0.09. Our solar systems qualify for renewable energy tax credits and rebates. So you can reduce the sticker price by 30% or more for an even lower net cost after government incentives.
Want to know how much do installers charge for their solar panel systems? Follow these links to review the pricing details about top solar companies based on their actual real-world projects.
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).
The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.
SunPower Maxeon 6 AC
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Replacing the incredibly popular Sunpower Maxeon 5 AC, the Maxeon 6AC offers everything the Maxeon 5 AC had to offer, and then some, taking all the features that made its predecessor as popular as it was, and expanding on them to make a better panel than ever before.
Combining one of the most powerful residential solar panels with some of the world’s most advanced inverter technology, the SunPower Maxeon 6 AC module is both an elegant and optimised solution for almost any rooftop in Australia.
SunPower’s Maxeon panels are renowned the world over for saving advantages when compared to other panels, as well as their high levels of energy production, combined with fantastic reliability and efficiency.
Leading Solar Panel Warranty
SunPower has total confidence in the quality of their Maxeon range, thanks to comprehensive testing and field data from the more than 30 million SunPower Maxeon panels deployed worldwide. This is why the panels come with their industry-leading 40-year Maxeon Comprehensive Panel Warranty after online registration.
Fantastic Lifetime Energy and Savings
The Sunpower Maxeon 6 AC has been designed to deliver 35% more energy over the course of its 25-year average lifespan, even when taking into account real-world conditions, such as partial shade and high temperatures.
Designed to maximise energy generation through leading efficiency, enhanced performance in high temperatures, and higher energy conversion in low-light conditions like mornings, evenings and cloudy days.
Engineered to power through all types of weather conditions with crack- resistant cells and reinforced connections that protect against fatigue and corrosion. Each panel’s microinverter enables independent panel operation to mitigate the impact of shade while improving system performance.
Clean ingredients, responsible manufacturing, and lasting energy production for 40 years make SunPower Maxeon panels the most sustainable choice in solar.
The Industry’s Longest Warranty
SunPower Maxeon panels are covered by a 40-year warranty! backed by extensive third-party testing and field data from more than 33 million panels deployed worldwide.
SunPower Maxeon Solar Panels
Your solar panel choice matters.
Maximise your savings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with solar’s top durability, reliability and efficiency,1 all backed by the industry’s leading warranty.2
Record-setting SunPower Maxeon panels ensure that you have the very best solar for your home or business.
Higher Efficiency = Energy
Up to 30% more energy in the same space over 25 years
Invest with confidence, knowing that SunPower Maxeon panel quality is proven. In actual field testing across 8 years and 800,000 panels at 264 sites, SunPower Maxeon solar panels demonstrated the lowest degradation rates in the industry,1 almost 4x stronger reliability than conventional panels.
And more reliability means more savings.
SunPower X Series Solar Panels: Should You Choose Them for Your Project?
X Series solar panels by SunPower are among the best photovoltaic (PV) modules available. They feature cutting-edge technology and certified durability. These modules are among the different solar solutions by SunPower, delivering 60% more energy than conventional modules during their 25-year lifespan.
If you want to learn more about the SunPower X-Series, this SunPower X-Series review is for you. Here we will analyze the technology featured in these modules, their technical specs, strengths advantages, compare them against other options, and explain which applications are better suited for them.
Technology featured in the SunPower X Series solar panels
SunPower X-Series feature Maxeon Gen III solar cells, one outstanding solar technology available. In this section, we explain how this technology works.
Maxeon Gen III Solar Cell
Maxeon Gen III Solar Cells feature cutting-edge technology with a 24.3% efficiency, delivering 25% to 35% more power than traditional cells. The technology implements high-quality monocrystalline silicon wafers with a black antireflection coating at the front, and Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) or All-Back contact technology with a copper metal grid with tin-coating at the back of the cell.
These cells make SunPower X Series modules resistant to Light-Induce Degradation (LID) while delivering a low-temperature coefficient and great performance in broad light spectrums. The cells are also eco-friendly by featuring entirely lead-free components.
Technical specs details of the X Series solar panels
Residential X-Series includes the X21 and X22 variations. The X21 features a traditional design with superior aesthetics and a power output of 335W, while the X22 modules are the latest technology, featuring a superior performance with a power output of up to 360W.
- Module Efficiency: Up to 22.2%.
- Nominal Output Power: 335W – 360W.
- Temperature Coefficient:.0.29%/ºC
- Operating Temperature:.40ºF to 185ºF
- Dimensions: 61.3 x 41.2 x 1.8 in.
Residential SunPower X Series modules are designed to deliver more power with fewer modules installed. Featuring 96 Maxeon III solar cells with a conversion efficiency of up to 22.2%, X Series modules can deliver up to 360W for the highest power-rated module in the series, while the All-Black design can deliver up to 335W.
Each SunPower X Series module features a Class A appearance and it is protected by a high-transmission tempered anti-reflective glass with a Class 1 black anodized frame. The modules are resistant to extreme climates and are covered by SunPower’s 25-year warranty.
Commercial X-Series features a slight variation between the X21 and the X22 options. The X21 features 128 solar cells for a power output of up to 470W, while the X22 modules feature 96 cells for an output of 360W.
- Module Efficiency: Up to 22.2%.
- Nominal Output Power: 360W / 445W – 470W
- Temperature Coefficient:.0.29%/ºC
- Operating Temperature:.40ºF to 185ºF
- Dimensions: 61.4 x 41.2 x 1.8 in. / 81.4 x 41.2 x 1.8 in.
Commercial SunPower X-Series is designed for commercial and utility-scale applications, featuring 96 and 128 Maxeon Gen III solar cells to deliver 360W for the X22 and 445W-470W for the X21 options. The size between both options also varies.
These modules feature a B Class appearance and are protected by a high-transmission tempered anti-reflective glass with a Class 2 silver anodized frame. They have a slightly lower resistance to extreme climates than residential variations but are also covered by a 25-year warranty.
Strengths advantages of the SunPower X-Series
SunPower X-series features many strengths and advantages, making them excellent solar solutions for various applications. These are some of their main strengths advantages:
Durable Resistant Design
A tin-copper and slightly flexible design for the Maxeon Gen III solar cells makes the SunPower X-Series resistant to corrosion and cracks. They are also resistant to Light-Induced degradation, resulting in a higher power energy output of 2% to 3%.
energy is delivered during its lifetime
Combining high durability with outstanding performance, SunPower X Series modules can deliver 60% more energy compared to traditional modules. In the first year, these modules deliver 45% more power than traditional options, but by their 25 th year, they are producing 81% more power than conventional ones.
Better performance at high temperatures
Maxeon Gen III solar cells feature a low-temperature coefficient of.0.29%/ºC. This means that SunPower X Series modules can produce around 1-2% more energy at a high temperature of 35-40ºC, making them extremely suitable for regions with hot climates.
Increased performance under different light conditions
The performance of SunPower X Series modules is improved in overcast and low-light conditions, thanks to the cutting-edge technology in Maxeon Gen III solar cells. This increases the energy output of the SunPower X Series by around 1% compared to traditional modules.
SunPower X-Series are designed to be lasting and durable, which are covered by SunPower’s 25-year warranty for the product and performance.
Highly aesthetic design
The X21-Series features the key signature All-Black design of SunPower, delivering a great power output without disrupting the aesthetic of the house. This feature makes them a unique solar solution in locations where aesthetics is a key factor for the installation of PV modules.
Comparing SunPower X-Series
To comprehend the reach of the SunPower X-Series, it is better to compare them against competitor options and even other modules designed by SunPower. In this section, we make these comparisons.
SunPower X-Series vs. 360W DNA 120 Aptos Solar
DNA 120 solar panels by Aptos Solar, are a popular option in the U.S. as well that competes against the SunPower X-Series. Let us contrast both options against each other.
Both companies have designed PV modules featuring a 360W power output, but they feature different technologies. Maxeon Gen III solar cells have an efficiency of 22.2%, while DNA split cells only reach an efficiency of 19.73%. This makes that for Aptos Solar modules to produce 360W, they have to be larger and 4.09 lbs. heavier than the SunPower X-Series.
The temperature coefficient is another key difference between both modules. With a temperature coefficient of.0.29%/ºC, SunPower X-Series has a better performance in hot climates than DNA 120. The only aspect where Aptos Solar’s DNA 120 surpasses SunPower X Series is in the warranty; these modules feature a warranty 5 years longer, for a total warranty of 30 years.
SunPower X-Series vs. M-Series
Comparing the SunPower X-Series vs. M-Series, allows us to learn key differences between the two solar solutions designed by SunPower.
There are several differences between the SunPower X-Series vs. M-Series, like their technology, power output, and signal output type. M Series modules feature 66 Maxeon Gen VI cells which are larger and feature a conversion efficiency of 22.8%. The M-Series featuring a larger size, reach a power output of 440W, which is far superior to the 360W of the X-Series.
The built-in inverter of the M-Series creates another major difference. This inverter produces an AC output of M Series modules, instead of the typical DC output in the SunPower X-Series. While these are similar panels, the M-Series has several advantages over the X Series.
SunPower X-Series vs. A-Series
The SunPower X-Series vs. A-Series generates another interesting contrast. The A-Series is highly similar to the M-Series, including the AC output but featuring a slightly older Maxeon solar cell technology.
SunPower A-Series features Maxeon Gen V cells with an efficiency of 22.8%, featuring 65% larger cells than the Maxeon Gen III. The A-Series also features a larger size and weight, but instead of having the 360W for the M-Series, the nominal output goes up to 425W.
Performance in hot climates remains the same since both of them feature the same temperature coefficient. They also feature the same warranty.
When to choose the X-Series for your project?
SunPower X Series modules feature older technology than the A- and M-Series, but they have similar conversion efficiencies and are far better than conventional options in the market.
Residential projects looking to produce higher power outputs on small rooftops can benefit from the SunPower X-Series. These modules can be a game changer on rooftops with limited space since smaller modules can be rearranged in different shapes to better fit the roof. This makes it easier to fit more X Series modules than A- or M-Series which have a larger size.