SunPower Performance solar panel

SunPower® Performance
Solar Panels

SunPower® Performance solar panels combine conventional cells with SunPower’s 30+ years of materials and manufacturing expertise to deliver panels that surpass the performance, reliability and aesthetics of Conventional Panels1Definition of “Conventional Panel” is a 310W panel, 16% efficient, approx. 1.94 m2, made with Conventional Cells. Conventional Cells are silicon cells that have many thin metal lines on the front and interconnect ribbons soldered along the front and back..

Since 2015, SunPower’s innovative shingled cell Performance panels have been delivering the enhanced reliability and durability that energy providers demand. With more than 1.5 GW deployed to date, and backed by an international portfolio of patents and patent applications to secure our technology advantage, we expect SunPower Performance panels to be a force in the market for years to come.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Uncompromised performance, exceptional value

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Residential rooftop installations

SunPower Performance solar panels deliver premium aesthetics for homeowners, while vastly improving on the quality and reliability of conventional panel offerings.

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Commercial rooftop installations

SunPower Performance solar panels help organisations minimize up-front project costs while providing better savings, performance and reliability than conventional panels.

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Winery in the Netherlands with SunPower Performance solar panels

Trusted durability

An innovative shingled cell design re-engineers conventional solar technology for added strength and enhanced performance.

  • Aerospace-grade conductive adhesives reinforce cell connections to withstand the stresses of daily temperature swings.
  • Redundant cell connections mitigate the impacts of cell cracks on power output by creating flexible paths for electricity flow.
  • Proprietary encapsulants protect cells and minimize degradation from environmental exposure.
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Video: The hypercell—the unique and innovative backbone behind SunPower® Performance panels maximizes panel durability to drive more energy and greater savings over the life of your system.

The ability to bend where others break

Video: The advanced engineering and material science behind SunPower’s Performance panels (on the left) enables cells to stand up more robustly to mechanical stresses relative to standard front-contact mono PERC cells (on the right). The electroluminescence scans seen here show the results from a force of nearly 400 Newtons being applied to the cells in a test environment.

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More lifetime energy

Performance panels can deliver as much as 25% more energy in the same space over the first 25 years when compared to conventional panels*SunPower 410 W, 19.9% efficient, compared to a Conventional Panel on same-sized arrays (330 W multi, 17% efficient, approx. 2 m²), 3% more energy per watt (based on PVSim runs for avg US climate), 0.25%/yr slower degradation rate (Jordan, et. al. Robust PV Degradation Methodology and Application. PVSC 2018; Leidos Engineering. SunPower P-Series Technology Review. 2017)..
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More power in
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More power at
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More light absorbed with
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Proven reliability

The reality is that not all solar panels are created equal. The reliable operation of your solar panels in real-world conditions is critical to achieving your energy production and savings targets.

 

Video: Whether from leaves, birds, or neighbouring structures, your installation will ultimately encounter shading. The design and engineering behind your solar panels make a big difference on how reliable they perform when shaded, as well as the savings you’ll see on your electric bill.

In the 2018 DNV GL PV Module Reliability Scorecard, SunPower Performance panels were named as a top performer in all four reliability tests conducted: thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load and potential induced degradation.

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SunPower stands behind its Performance panels - the most deployed shingled solar panel in the world,1Osborne. "SunPower supplying P-Series modules to a 125MW NextEra project." PV-Tech.org. March 2017.with our 25-year Complete Confidence panel warranty, the industry’s best 25-year power, product and service coverage for your panels2For panels installed by SunPower or SunPower authorized installers. Repair, replacement or reimbursement will be at SunPower's sole discretion..

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Elegant design

The all black design of SunPower Performance panels is ideal for residential installations, blending harmoniously into your roof and adding elegance to your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do SunPower Performance solar panels differ from Conventional Panels?

  • There are a variety of key technical differences between SunPower Performance solar panels and Conventional Panels, including the design and layout of the solar cells, the conductive material used, and the electric architecture—which combine to enhance the reliability, performance and aesthetics of Performance panels.
  • To go into a bit more technical detail, first, we laser cut each SunPower Performance cell into six strips and layer them in a shingled configuration to create a ‘hypercell’. This shingled hypercell allows us to fit more active cell area into each panel, boosting power and efficiency. Second, Performance cells are connected with a conductive adhesive borrowed from the aerospace industry to offer multiple and redundant paths for energy flow. This allows us to remove the front contact conductive ribbons and solder bonds found in conventional cells that can block active cell area and deteriorate over time, leading to cell failures and power deficits. Finally, SunPower Performance panels feature a unique parallel circuit architecture that significantly limits power loss in shade and soiling. The result is a superior shingled panel constructed with commodity cells, outperforming conventional panels in efficiency, performance and reliability.

How do SunPower Performance solar panels differ from SunPower® Maxeon® panel technology?

SunPower® Performance solar panels use high efficiency mono PERC cells, as opposed to SunPower's proprietary back contact technology developed for our Maxeon panels.

What is the typical performance advantage gained from using SunPower Performance panels?

We built the Performance solar panels for high reliability, high efficiency and low degradation—driving an estimated 25% more energy yield in a fixed space over the first 25 years of operation when compared to Conventional Panels1SunPower 410 W, 19.9% efficient, compared to a Conventional Panel on same-sized arrays (330 W multi, 17% efficient, approx. 2 m²), 3% more energy per watt (based on PVSim runs for avg US climate), 0.25%/yr slower degradation rate (Jordan, et. al. Robust PV Degradation Methodology and Application. PVSC 2018; Leidos Engineering. SunPower P-Series Technology Review. 2017)..

What is the typical cost advantage of using SunPower Performance panels?

Costs vary from project to project. Performance panels generally have a price point that is competitive with Conventional Panels.

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Datasheets

P19 320 BLK (RES - IT)

I moduli SunPower Performance uniscono la tecnologia con contatti sul fronte di cella agli oltre 30 anni di esperienza di SunPower. l punti deboli della progettazione dei moduli convenzionali sono stati eliminati per fornire più potenza, affidabilità, valore e risparmio.

P19 320 BLK (RES - DE)

SunPower Performance-Module kombinieren monokristalline PERC Solarzellen mit mehr als 30 Jahren Material- und Fertigungs-Know-how von SunPower.

P19 320 BLK (RES - EN)

SunPower Performance Panels wrap front contact cells with 30+ years of SunPower materials and manufacturing expertise. The weakest points of Conventional Panel design are eliminated to deliver superior power, reliability, value and savings.

P19 320 BLK (RES - PO)

Panele SunPower Performance powstały na bazie ponad 30-letniego doświadczenia firmy SunPower w zakresie materiałów i produkcji. Wyeliminowano w nich najsłabsze punkty konstrukcji konwencjonalnych paneli, aby zapewnić wyjątkową moc, niezawodność, wartość i oszczędności.

P19 320 BLK (RES - ES)

Los paneles SunPower Performance combinan células de contacto frontal con los más de 30 años de experiencia en materiales y fabricación de SunPower. Los puntos más débiles del diseño de los paneles convencionales se eliminan para brindar una potencia, una fiabilidad, un valor y un ahorro superiores.

P19 320BLK (RES - CZ)

Panely SunPower Performance – články s předním kontaktem a více než 30 let zkušeností společnosti SunPower s materiály a výrobou. Konstrukce eliminuje slabá místa běžných panelů a umožňuje dosáhnout vysokého výkonu a spolehlivosti za výhodnou cenu.

P19 320 BLK (RES - FR)

Les panneaux SunPower Performance, intègrant des cellules à contact face-avant, bénéficient de plus de 30 ans d’expertise SunPower en matériaux et fabrication. Les points faibles liés à la conception des modules conventionnels ont été éliminés pour fournir plus de puissance, de fiabilité, de valeur et d’économies.

Manuals and Technical Sheets

Instrucciones de seguridad e instalación

Sicherheits- und Installationshinweise

Warranty Documents

Garantie pour les modules solaires résidentiels - Performance (RES - FR)

Garantie contractuelle SunPower pour les modules PV de la gamme Performance residentielle

Produkt‐ und Leistungsgarantie - Performance (RES - DE)

SunPower Complete Confidence Panel Garantie - Performance

Eine bessere Garantie beginnt mit einem besseren Produkt.

Garanzia SunPower Fiducia Totale - Performance

SunPower Warranty for Performance PV Modules (RES - EN)

Garanzia sui Moduli Fotovoltaici - Performance (RES - IT)

Datasheets

P19 410 40mm (COM - FR)

Les panneaux SunPower Performance, intègrant des cellules à contact face-avant, bénéficient de plus de 30 ans d’expertise SunPower en matériaux et fabrication. Les points faibles liés à la conception des modules conventionnels ont été éliminés pour fournir plus de puissance, de fiabilité, de valeur et d’économies.

P19 405 (COM - FR)

Les panneaux SunPower Performance, intègrant des cellules à contact face-avant, bénéficient de plus de 30 ans d’expertise SunPower en matériaux et fabrication. Les points faibles liés à la conception des modules conventionnels ont été éliminés pour fournir plus de puissance, de fiabilité, de valeur et d’économies.

P19 410 40mm (COM - DE)

SunPower Performance-Module kombinieren monokristalline PERC Solarzellen mit mehr als 30 Jahren Material- und Fertigungs-Know-how von SunPower. Wir haben die Schwachstellen der traditionelen Technologie beseitigt um überlegene Leistung, Zuverlässigkeit und Wertbeständigkeit anzubieten.

P19 405 (COM - DE)

SunPower Performance-Module kombinieren monokristalline PERC Solarzellen mit mehr als 30 Jahren Material- und Fertigungs-Know-how von SunPower. Wir haben die Schwachstellen der traditionelen Technologie beseitigt um überlegene Leistung, Zuverlässigkeit und Wertbeständigkeit anzubieten.

P19 410 (COM - PO)

Panele SunPower Performance powstały na bazie ponad 30-letniego doświadczenia firmy SunPower w zakresie materiałów i produkcji. Wyeliminowano w nich najsłabsze punkty konstrukcji konwencjonalnych paneli, aby zapewnić wyjątkową moc, niezawodność, wartość i oszczędności.

P19 410 (COM - ES)

Los paneles SunPower Performance combinan células de contacto frontal con los más de 30 años de experiencia en materiales y fabricación de SunPower. Los puntos más débiles del diseño de los paneles convencionales se eliminan para brindar una potencia, una fiabilidad, un valor y un ahorro superiores.

P19 405 (COM - EN)

SunPower Performance Panels wrap front contact cells with 30+ years of SunPower materials and manufacturing expertise. The weakest points of Conventional Panel design are eliminated to deliver superior power, reliability, value and savings.

P19 410 (COM - CZ)

Panely SunPower Performance – články s předním kontaktem a více než 30 let zkušeností společnosti SunPower s materiály a výrobou. Konstrukce eliminuje slabá místa běžných panelů a umožňuje dosáhnout vysokého výkonu a spolehlivosti za výhodnou cenu.

P19 410 40mm (COM - EN)

SunPower Performance Panels wrap front contact cells with 30+ years of SunPower materials and manufacturing expertise. The weakest points of Conventional Panel design are eliminated to deliver superior power, reliability, value and savings.

P19 410 40mm (COM - IT)

I moduli SunPower Performance uniscono la tecnologia con contatti sul fronte di cella agli oltre 30 anni di esperienza di SunPower. l punti deboli della progettazione dei moduli convenzionali sono stati eliminati per fornire più potenza, affidabilità, valore e risparmio.

P19 405 (COM - IT)

I moduli SunPower Performance uniscono la tecnologia con contatti sul fronte di cella agli oltre 30 anni di esperienza di SunPower. l punti deboli della progettazione dei moduli convenzionali sono stati eliminati per fornire più potenza, affidabilità, valore e risparmio.

Manuals and Technical Sheets

Instrucciones de seguridad e instalación

Sicherheits- und Installationshinweise

Warranty Documents

Garantie pour les modules solaires commerciaux - Performance (COM - FR)

Garantie contractuelle SunPower pour les modules PV de la gamme Performance commerciale

Produkt‐ und Leistungsgarantie - Performance (COM - DE)

SunPower Complete Confidence Panel Garantie - Performance

Eine bessere Garantie beginnt mit einem besseren Produkt.

Garanzia SunPower Fiducia Totale - Performance

SunPower Warranty for Performance PV Modules (COM - EN)

Garanzia sui Moduli Fotovoltaici - Performance (COM - IT)