SunPower Corporation
residential, commercial & utility-scale solar



Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.

  • Global headquarters based in Silicon Valley since 1985
  • Total solar energy generated >18,000,000 MWh
  • Diversified global portfolio leading residential, commercial and utility solar energy markets
  • World's highest efficiency solar panels featuring SunPower Maxeon cell technology
  • More than 200 patents for solar technology


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Small & Medium Business

Your business shouldn't be at the mercy of the next electric bill. SunPower can help you cut operating costs, lock in energy rates, and take a giant step toward energy independence. It's time to take back control.

The SunPower® commercial solar solution is designed to maximize the return on your investment. We have combined SunPower high performance solar panels with access to financing, expert installers, and a 25-year Combined Power and Product Warranty that's the best in the business.

It's no wonder that we have the largest residential and commercial solar installation base in the United States and over 13 million solar panels installed across the globe, in every type of climate imaginable.

To ensure your project runs smoothly, we have assembled the largest network of trained, certified solar installers on the planet. In fact, we're the only solar panel manufacturer with a technical training program accredited by ISPQan international standard that helps ensure consistency and quality throughout the training process.
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Large Commercial Solar

Leading companies have realized that operating efficiently and responsibly is not just good PR, it is good business. Now, it's your turn. Lock in energy rates, seize energy independence and help reshape our energy future with SunPower commercial solar solutions.

Tapping into the full power of solar requires careful calibration of solar technology, project financing, and local and federal policy. Putting the pieces together can be a daunting task. SunPower can help. We can operate nationwide and offer complete end-to-end solar solutions, customized to help achieve your financial objectives.
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Reducing energy costs, inspiring students, modernizing curricular program that's a lot to ask of a solar company. SunPower has the solution.

We started by combining our record-breaking solar panels with a team of solar experts whose goal is to ensure your campus gets a beautiful solar installation combined with financing options that are designed to save money on energy costs.

Next we invested in classroom curriculum, internships and education partnerships that allow you to turn your solar project into a hands on teaching tool.

When you put it all together, SunPower offers a complete solar solution that aligns our mission of changing the way our world is powered with your mission of educating the leaders of tomorrow.
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Building our communities, protecting our nation and enriching our future, all on a tight budget. It takes a lot of energy. SunPower can help. Our solar energy solutions allow leading state, local and federal government agencies to cut costs and switch to secure, affordable, renewable energy.

Whether you serve a community of 300 or a nation of 300 million, you are likely faced with reduced budgets, strict new environmental mandates, and increasingly volatile energy rates. Our dedicated team of Government experts is ready to help.

SunPower serves public entities of all sizes, from city governments and state agencies to the Department of Defense. SunPower proudly helps to power the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and many Veterans Affairs facilities across the U.S.

The SunPower® Helix™ platform is designed to be beautifully simple: From solar cells to software, each system is designed to interact perfectly, delivering powerful results and exceptional value. One unified vision. One revolutionary solar platform. Introducing Helix from SunPower.

On any government project, every decision must be informed by a deep understanding of the latest policies and regulations. That's especially true with solar. Rules and rebates are constantly changing and can have an immediate impact on any financing decision.

The U.S. Navy wanted to build a solar power system at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. After working closely with policy experts at SunPower, the Navy was able to craft the first 20-year Federal PPA, reducing costs by an estimated $13 million over the next 20 years.
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Since 2005, SunPower has been helping homebuilders deliver cutting-edge, energy solutions that set their communities apart. With more than 15,000 home buyers already living in homes powered by SunPower, we are a trusted market leader in solar for community homebuilders.

SunPower is already partnering with builders in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Washington D.C.

Contact us today to bring solar to your community by calling 1-877-34-HOMES (1-877-344-6637).

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Whether you aim to own and operate centralized utility-scale solar power plants, procure solar energy contracts, or craft programs to offer solar directly to your customers, SunPower delivers the diversified experience required to customize an energy solution that meets your goals.
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Oasis Power Plant

The SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant has dramatically simplified large-scale solar. A typically time-consuming, complicated process has been streamlined with our modular Oasis power blocks.

The SunPower Oasis power plant is a fully-integrated solution built with cost-optimized power blocks seamlessly integrated into a turnkey energy solution. High-density, SunPower power blocks are designed to maximize energy output and follow the contours of your land for optimal energy production.
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Solar Projects

PV Salvador Solar Project
Project Salvador is a 70 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Diego de Almagro, Chile, and one of the world's largest operating merchant solar power plants. Salvador represents an important milestone for the electricity generation industry, proving that solar can provide wholesale power at competitive prices in completely unsubsidized markets. The project created approximately 300 jobs during construction, while creating enough clean, solar energy to serve nearly 70,000 Chilean homes. Learn More

Solar Star Projects
The Solar Star Projects (formerly Antelope Valley Solar Projects) are two co-located solar installations in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in California. Together, they will employ several hundred workers during construction and generate millions of dollars in local economic impactall the while, delivering enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 255,000 homes. Learn More

Fort Churchill Solar Project
Fort Churchill Solar is a planned 19.9 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Lyon County, NV. Over the course of construction, the project will create approximately 100 jobs, contribute upwards of $2 million in revenue for local businesses and create enough clean energy to serve nearly 12,000 Nevada homes. Learn More

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Our Difference

For 30 years, SunPower has led the way with record-setting technologies and innovative solar solutions, and our cutting-edge approach to sustainability is renowned for its positive impact on the environment and our communities. No other solar company offers such a complete package.

Our world-record setting solar panel technology is only the beginning. SunPower innovates relentlessly to deliver the most advanced products and solutions, custom financing options and progressive sustainability practices. And our fully-integrated approach to systems, storage and software is fundamentally changing the future of energy.
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Our Technology

Our Maxeon® solar cell is fundamentally different. And dramatically better. With its unique copper foundation, our cell delivers unmatched reliability and allows us to build panels with the world record for highest efficiency.* Talk about illuminating.

Conventional solar cells lose power over time because of corrosion and breakage. But the unique design of SunPower solar cells eliminates 85% of the reasons conventional cells fail. So you'll enjoy outstanding performance and savings for decades to come.
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Demand Better Solar™

For over 30 years, SunPower has pushed the boundaries of solar energy. From our record-setting technology, to the way we design and build our products, to the customer experience we deliver every day, we constantly demand more of ourselves. Because you deserve all the advantages that better solar can provide for your home.

Now you can have the same breakthrough solar technology on your home. SunPower panels are ranked #1 for durability2 and hold the world record for efficiency.3 Which means you get 70% more energy in the same space than conventional panels over the first 25 years.4 Now that's illuminating.

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SunPower® X-Series Solar Panels

Our top-of-the-line solar panels give homeowners more energy. They deliver the highest efficiency available in a residential solar panel today, at a record-breaking 21.5%.1 That means homeowners get more electricity, more flexibility, more peace of mind, and lower electricity bills.
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SunPower® E-Series Solar Panels

SunPower® E-Series solar panels deliver efficient performance and long-lasting durability at a great value. Compared to other technologies, SunPower converts the greatest percentage of sunlight into electricity. This means that over the lifetime of your system, you'll generate more electricity and save more money on your electricity bills.
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SunPower® P Series Solar Panels

SunPower® Performance Series panels are designed to deliver consistent performance and excellent value to businesses, government, and power plant customers. The unique panel design produces more power than conventional commercial panels when there is shade, debris, and dirt, meaning more energy over the lifetime of the system. SunPower builds Performance Series panels with its proven module materials, including a proprietary encapsulant that prevents PID and protects the solar cells from degradation caused by moisture.
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Facts about Solar Technology from SunPower

SunPower makes the highest efficiency solar panels you can buy for your roof.
SunPower makes the Highest Reliability Solar Panels
SunPower has the Highest Solar Panel Energy Production, Year 1
SunPower has the Highest Solar Panel Energy Production, 25 Years
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Solar Panel Quality Policy and Certifications

At SunPower, world-class quality is a top priority. All of our employees share the responsibility to sustain and improve product quality and services for our customers internal and external. We are committed to achieving world-class quality through operational excellence, continual improvement and satisfying customer needs in everything we do.

Executive Commitment
At SunPower, we are committed to achieving world-class product quality and reliability as stated in our Quality Policy. We expect our entire workforce as well as our suppliers to deliver the highest quality products, solutions and services that are worthy of our customers' trust and that enable our products to positively affect lives around the world. We use preventive processes and testing as our main approach to drive the highest quality standards and to ship products that meet our stated quality goals.

Our commitment to continual quality improvement and customer satisfaction is an essential ingredient within our corporate culture and values. This commitment is a fundamental part of our corporate processes and systems. SunPower business organizations have built a Quality Management System foundation through certification to the ISO 9001 standard, with a roadmap to continually improve our business processes toward world class quality performance.
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SunPower Virtual Patent Marking

SunPower products are protected by patents in the U.S. and elsewhere. This website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various jurisdictions including the virtual patent marking provisions of 35 U.S.C. 287(a). The following list of SunPower products may not be all inclusive, and other SunPower products not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.

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Lease Services

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Solar Resources

SunPower's aim is to provide an accurate account of our sustainability performance, report progress on our programs and initiatives, and demonstrate how we advance sustainability in the solar industry. This report represents an important part of our ongoing work to clearly define, strengthen and share our sustainability efforts.
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SunPower solar systems are designed to be virtually maintenance-free during the lifetime of the system.

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Last Update: 2017-04-19