(And read about them soon in the next edition of Guinness World Records…!)
For years, SunPower has focused research and development efforts on offering the most efficient solar cells and panels on the market. As a result, SunPower solar panels allow customers to take best advantage of limited roof or ground space to produce significantly more electricity, and reap significantly more savings. Do you think we’re satisfied?
Well… records are meant to be broken, even our own. We are proud to introduce the E20 Series of solar panels, SunPower’s newest record breaking solar technology, and a new industry benchmark. The new E20 Series sets a new standard for solar, achieving record panel efficiencies of 20 percent or more.
The efficiency of the E20 has been verified by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and none other than Guinness World Records! We’re very proud to receive our certification of the record from Guinness at a ceremony in Germany.
Following are some of the features of the E20 solar panel:
- SunPower Maxeon™ solar cell technology. Our revolutionary patented, all-back contact, 22.4 percent efficient SunPower Maxeon solar cell technology currently holds its own world record in efficiency for mass-produced cells. As a result, SunPower solar panels deliver up to 50 percent more energy than conventional panels.
- Anti-reflective coating to increase sunlight absorption. E20 panels capture more light to further maximize solar power generated.
- Full compatibility with the most efficient inverters. Inverters convert direct current (DC) electricity from a solar system into alternating current (AC). E20 panels can be used with inverters that require transformers, which are common in North America, as well as the more efficient transformer-less inverters that are now popular in Europe.
What does all this mean to our prospective customers? The key value proposition of the E20, as well as our existing E19 and E18 solar panels, is to generate the greatest energy savings for our customers. The E20 Series is available in Europe and Australia this year, and will come to North America and Asia in early 2012.
Check out this video about SunPower E20 Solar Panel.