The high-efficiency solar photovoltaic module manufacturer SunPower has released a new standalone residential solar energy system — known as the SunPower Equinox system — according to a new press release.
The new home solar photovoltaic (PV) system is apparently the first in the country in which every “major” component was designed and engineered by one company. Thereby working “seamlessly together, delivering unbeatable power, long-term performance, and curb appeal” — to use the press release’s wording.
One of the selling points of the Equinox offering appears to be the fact that, following a normal installation, the system is relatively non-visible — with only the solar PV panels themselves and a Smart Energy management interface being visible. For those living in relatively uniform-looking suburban subdivisions this probably will be a big selling point, one would think.
The press release provides more:
The SunPower Equinox platform was engineered based on the company’s The Power of One philosophy, which drives innovation of preconfigured solutions that simplify solar for consumers. In 2010, SunPower introduced its Oasis Power Plant, the world’s first fully integrated utility solar platform, which enables rapid, cost-effective construction of large-scale power plants, now with over 1.8 gigawatts (GW) deployed.
In 2015, SunPower introduced the industry’s first fully integrated solar solution for commercial customers, the SunPower Helix system, which can be installed on commercial rooftops more than 2.5 times faster than any commercial solar solution on the market. Now, the SunPower Equinox system brings The Power of One to homeowners.
“The SunPower Equinox system is a game changer for home solar,” commented Howard Wenger, SunPower president, business units. “This powerfully elegant solution produces 70% more energy with 70% fewer visible parts compared to conventional solar, and we’re backing it by the best combined power and product warranty in the industry. SunPower continues to raise the innovation bar by delivering solutions that make the complex simple, reducing costs, speeding installation, and increasing satisfaction for our customers — while improving quality and aesthetics.”
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