Sunpower Reinvents Home Solar with Sunpower Equinox™

  • Lea Goodsell
  • Vice President of Business Development & Branding

Fully Integrated Solution Delivers More Energy to Consumers with Fewer Visible Parts, Designed and Engineered by SunPower

SunPower recently introduced the SunPower Equinox™ system, now available to U.S. homeowners. It is the first residential solar solution in the nation in which every major component has been designed and engineered by one company to work seamlessly together, delivering unbeatable power, long-term performance and curb appeal. With a typical SunPower Equinox installation, only the solar panels and a Smart Energy management device are visible, reflecting SunPower's minimalist architectural approach at the system level.

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. Now, the SunPower Equinox™ system brings The Power of One™ to homeowners.

"The SunPower Equinox system is a game changer for home solar," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, business units. "This powerfully elegant solution produces 70 percent more energy with 70 percent 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."     

  • High-efficiency SunPower solar panels 

Because SunPower panels are more efficient, fewer are required relative to a conventional system with the same output capacity.

  • SunPower® microinverters

These are integrated into each solar panel at SunPower's factory rather than attached by hand on rooftops as with conventional solar systems. SunPower microinverters are specifically designed for SunPower panels, and enable each panel to operate at peak performance independently. SunPower microinverters also allow for system designs that safely conceal wiring behind walls and under roofs, eliminating a need for visible conduit.

  • The low-profile, all-black SunPower InvisiMount® mounting system

This is engineered to be hidden beneath solar panels and is hardly seen. It installs on rooftops quickly and easily due to its pre-assembled and intuitively designed components. 

  • SunPower's EnergyLink™ ecosystem

This Smart Energy management platform tracks energy production in real time.  The software offers an intuitive user interface, empowering homeowners to take control of their energy future.

  • An industry-leading, 25-year product and power warranty

This is valid for the entire solar array consisting of SunPower solar panels, the factory-integrated SunPower microinverters, and the SunPower InvisiMount mounting system.

"Conventional home solar design and systems can be complicated and not harmonious, with companies assembling disparate parts − each built in isolation by different manufacturers," Wenger continued. "For homeowners, this piecemeal approach can result in decreased performance, substandard reliability, low-quality aesthetics, and longer installation times. With 30 years of experience and a vertically integrated business model, SunPower is uniquely positioned to offer a holistic solution like the SunPower Equinox system to consumers."

With the SunPower Equinox system, Coachella Valley homeowners can have the best solar technology available today! Renova Solar is excited to have this option available for Desert residents.


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