Are you someone who thinks, “I’d get a solar system in a heartbeat if my home wasn’t surrounded by big, beautiful trees?” Or, are you reluctant to ‘go solar’ because your roof isn’t perfectly oriented in a southwesterly direction? Think again.
Today SunPower introduced the SunPower® AC Solar Panel series. These high-efficiency panels are designed to bring clean solar power to homes that have energy production challenges, such as shading, less-than-perfect orientation or irregular rooflines.
With a conventional solar power system, the panels are linked to a single inverter that’s usually placed in a ground-level location – such as a garage or the side of the house. This is a very effective way to convert unobstructed sunlight into electricity for the home, and it works well when a rooftop is unshaded and well oriented.
In contrast, each SunPower AC Solar Panel is integrated with a “microinverter” on the back. The microinverter transforms the panel into a self-contained powerhouse and can be put anywhere there’s space on the roof.
Is there a chimney or vent-pipe shading one of your panels during peak hours? No problem. While shading on even a single panel can reduce the amount of power produced by a conventional system with a single inverter, all unshaded SunPower AC Solar Panels will continue to generate solar power even if one panel is shaded – allowing the homeowner to continue to enjoy the maximum return on their investment.
As with all our solar power systems, SunPower AC Solar Panels, available for residential customers, offer a reliable SunPower Monitoring System, so you can track your energy production. Add in the panels’ sleek, unobtrusive design, and SunPower AC Solar Panels could well be the solar solution you’ve been looking for.
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