SunPower Difference 2018-02-09T16:17:54+00:00

The SunPower Difference

Demand Better Solar.

SolarTech is committed to providing our customers with the best products at the best prices, and that’s why we’ve partnered with SunPower to bring you the best in residential and commercial solar panels. With decades of experience designing and building the most efficient solar cells in the world, SunPower also stands as the industry-leader in product performance and durability, allowing them to offer a substantially better warranty than the competition.

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Solar Equipment Comparison

Comparing SunPower’s Industry-Leading Technology

SunPower Equinox System

The SunPower Equinox System is the only option that provides you with all system components from one company. This choice provides you with industry-leading performance and warranty coverage.

SunPower Equinox System Comparison

LG Solar Panels

LG (Panels Only). Other system components required include inverters, racking, and monitoring – from various manufacturers, depending on your solar installer’s personal preference.

Panasonic Solar Panels

Panasonic (Panels Only). Other system components required include inverters, racking, and monitoring – from various manufacturers, depending on your solar installer’s personal preference.

Warranty Comparison

SunPower’s Strong Stance Behind Their Product

SunPower Equinox System

PRODUCT QUALITY

  • Panels: 25 Years
  • Inverters: 25 Years
  • Racking: 25 Years
  • Monitoring: 10 Years

POWER WARRANTY

  • Start Point: 98%
  • Yearly Decline: 0.25%
  • End Point: 92%

INCLUDED SERVICE/LABOR

  • Shipping – New Part: Included
  • Shipping – Old Part: Included
  • Installation: Included

Notes: Excludes direct contact with bodies of salt water (beachside acceptable).

LG Solar Panels

PRODUCT QUALITY

  • Panels: 12-25 Years
  • Inverters: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)
  • Racking: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)
  • Monitoring: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)

POWER WARRANTY

  • Start Point: 98% / 95%
  • Yearly Decline: 0.55% / 0.4%
  • End Point: 84.8% / 87%

INCLUDED SERVICE/LABOR

  • Shipping – New Part: Panel Only
  • Shipping – Old Part: Not Included
  • Installation: Not Included

Notes: 25 years only on LG Neon R panels. Excludes salt and rust damage. Excludes transport and packaging. Customer pays if no fault found by LG. Original sales receipt required.

Panasonic Solar Panels

PRODUCT QUALITY

  • Panels: 12-25 Years
  • Inverters: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)
  • Racking: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)
  • Monitoring: Varies (Separate Manufacturer Warranty)

POWER WARRANTY

  • Start Point: 97%
  • Yearly Decline: 0.26%
  • End Point: 90.8%

INCLUDED SERVICE/LABOR

  • Shipping – New Part: Not Included
  • Shipping – Old Part: Not Included
  • Installation: Not Included

Notes: 25 years only if system installed by select authorized dealer and registered within 90 days. Excludes rust, transport, and “external stress and strain” damage. Panels must remain on original roof. Subtract 5% of power in favor of Panasonic. Claims require original paper guarantee and invoice.

Company Comparison

SunPower’s Company Profile vs The Competitors

SunPower – San Jose, CA

SunPower’s headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The company is focused 100% on solar, and is backed by Total ($128 billion energy conglomerate).

SunPower Corporate Headquarters - San Jose, CA, USA

LG – Seoul, Korea

LG’s headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. A $48 billion company, LG manufactures all kinds of electronics including phones, TVs, refrigerators, etc.

LG Corporate Headquarters - Seoul, KOREA

Panasonic – Kadoma, Japan

Panasonic’ headquarters are located in Kadoma, Japan. A $67 billion company, Panasonic manufactures appliances, batteries, and automotive products as well.

Efficiency Comparison

SunPower’s World Record Efficiency

SunPower Equinox System

Up To 24.1%

(Efficiency varies by panel model)

LG Solar Panels

Up To 21.1%

(Efficiency varies by panel model)

Panasonic Solar Panels

Up To 19.7%

(Efficiency varies by panel model)

Environmental Responsibility Comparison

SunPower Represents True Change

SunPower Scorecard

SunPower was ranked #1 overall of 35 major solar manufacturers reviewed.

Total Score: 98/100
Panel Toxicity Score: 10/10
Supply Chains Score: 15/15
Extended Producer Score: 15/15
Emissions Reporting Score: 15/15

LG Solar Scorecard

LG was ranked #17 overall of 35 major solar manufacturers reviewed.

Total Score: 40/100
Panel Toxicity Score: 0/10
Supply Chains Score: 11/15
Extended Producer Score: 3/15
Emissions Reporting Score: 0/15

Panasonic Solar Scorecard

Panasonic was ranked #11 overall of 35 major solar manufacturers reviewed.

Total Score: 52/100
Panel Toxicity Score: 0/10
Supply Chains Score: 10/15
Extended Producer Score: 0/15
Emissions Reporting Score: 9/15
Full Results reported by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition >>>

All-In-One Equinox System by SunPower

The Complete Home Solar System

With 30+ years of solar manufacturing experience, SunPower continues to raise the bar on quality solar products. The introduction of the SunPower Equinox AC System has once again redefined residential solar. Designed and engineered in the United States, this revolutionary product offering brings together all the components of a solar energy system under one manufacturer. The Equinox System uses SunPower’s proprietary Maxeon Cell Technology to create the most durable and efficient solar panels available today, paired with high-quality microinverters and invisimount racking to give your rooftop or ground mount system the performance you require and the aesthetic appeal you desire.

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