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Solar at a Megawatt a Minute

Announcing SunPower Instant Design for Commercial Buildings When we introduced Instant Design at Google Next ’19 in San Francisco, we wanted to change how homeowners go solar. Visitors to sunpower.com now use SunPower Design Studio, the first application featuring SunPower’s patent-pending Instant Design technology, to create thousands of home solar designs per week. They’re twice

By |2020-07-24T08:42:12+00:00November 10th, 2019|Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on Solar at a Megawatt a Minute

IBC vs. PERC: What’s the Best Type of Solar Panel

Solar manufacturers are always looking for new ways to make solar cells more efficient, so there are different types of solar panel technologies for customers to choose from, offering varying levels of efficiency and reliability. Cells known as “Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact" are becoming more common. PERC solar cells are an iteration of conventional

By |2020-07-24T08:42:22+00:00October 14th, 2019|Going Solar, Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on IBC vs. PERC: What’s the Best Type of Solar Panel

A Quick Guide to Solar Storage Batteries

  This week we're announcing that in select U.S. markets the SunPower® Equinox™ home solar energy system can now be paired with industry leading solar battery storage providers such as Sonnen or Tesla. Read this accompanying blog post to learn more about how home storage batteries work and check out this easy-to-understand infographic. Visit SunPower's solar storage webpage to use our solar calculator to design

By |2020-07-24T08:43:03+00:00September 9th, 2019|Going Solar, Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on A Quick Guide to Solar Storage Batteries

Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar

We get asked, “How much do solar panels save?” every day. While yes, you will either greatly reduce or eliminate your electric bill, determining your total solar savings is influenced by several other factors, including how you finance your solar system whether you take advantage of tax incentives such as the 30 percent federal investment

By |2020-07-24T08:43:31+00:00August 12th, 2019|Going Solar, Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on Estimate How Much Can You Save With Solar

When Renewable and Conventional Energy Innovate Together

When Total and SunPower united in 2011 to reshape the solar industry, little did we know that global solar capacity would increase three-fold in less than four years (70 GW to 233 GW). In the United States, the price of solar dropped 70 percent between 2009 and 2015. And during the same time period, world

By |2020-07-24T08:47:34+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on When Renewable and Conventional Energy Innovate Together