How Solar Works – Understanding The Differences

SunPower® Equinox™ is the only all-in-one, complete home solar system. With a conventional solar system, it’s hard to know what you’re getting. And while an installer may tout that variety is a strength, it’s more likely a warning sign. Inconsistent product strategies and standards are no guarantee that you’ll be happy with the end result.

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Conventional Home Solar1

  • 16+ possible manufacturers
  • 2,500+ possible combinations
  • 4+ Pass-through warranties
  • Complex or unproven configurations can lead to inconsistent performance and reliability

vs. The World’s First Complete Home Solar System

Diagram of a solar panel system featuring Maxeon® Solar Cells, SunPower® AC Panels, Built-in Microinverters, and InvisiMount® Hardware.

SunPower® Equinox™ System

  • All components are designed by SunPower® to work perfectly together
  • Backed by the industry’s best warranty
  • Simple and elegant design, proven in real-world conditions
  • The world’s most powerful panels for your home

Better Panels

22.7% Record Panel Efficiency
The industry’s highest, commercially available standard panel efficiency

Unparalleled Durability
Stands up to even the harshest environments

Lowest Degradation Rates
Proven through field testing of 800,000+ solar panels

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Comparison of SunPower Maxeon solar cell and conventional cell, highlighting differences in grid lines, backing material, and connector thickness.

Designed Down to the Tiniest Detail

More reliability means more savings. That’s why we engineer nearly every part of our SunPower® Equinox™ system—down to every clip, cable, and flashing—to fit seamlessly together and deliver a long-standing performance. With SunPower® Equinox™, you never have to wonder what’s on your roof or how it might affect your savings.

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