SunPower Solar Panel Installation

What are the benefits of SunPower solar panels?

SunPower solar panels – made by Maxeon Solar Technologies – are in a league of their own. They are so advanced, Nasa use them. If you want the best of the best, choose a SunPower solar panel installation. Here are some of the main benefits:
  • High Efficiency: SunPower panels have the highest efficiency of any panels on the market. This means they convert more sunlight into electricity than any other panel, making them particularly useful in areas with limited roof space.
  • Durability and Reliability: SunPower panels are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including high temperatures, high winds, and heavy snow loads. Their design reduces the risk of common solar panel issues like microcracks and corrosion.
  • Advanced Technology: SunPower uses both Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) solar cells for its Maxeon range and the latest TOPCon shingled-cell technology for its Performance panels. This really is the state-of-the-art in solar panel design.
  • Warranty: SunPower offers the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Their panels come with either a 30-year or 40-year warranty that covers product quality, power production, and service for repair or replacement.
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Why Infinity Energy Services is your ideal installation partner for SunPower panels

We’ve been designing and installing solar panel systems since 2011 and have been chosen by SunPower as a Premier Installer. We have 100s of years of in-house renewable expertise, offer Maxeon and Performance panels at excellent prices, and represent a safe pair of hands for your solar project.

  • We are one of the few officially certified SunPower Premier Partners
  • Accredited by MCS for solar panel installations
  • Installing energy systems since 2011
  • We have our own in-house teams – no sub contractors
  • Lower costs via renewable energy financing
  • Multi-award-winning company
  • 1,000s of satisfied customers
  • Excellent ratings on Trustpilot, Google Reviews & Checkatrade
  • Branches near Southampton and Bath, covering the South-East and South-West
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SunPower Maxeon Solar Panels

Maxeon Range

SunPower’s Maxeon range represents the pinnacle of solar panel technology. The Maxeon name is a guarantee of the highest quality.

For complete peace of mind, Maxeon panels come with an unrivalled 40-year warranty, covering the product itself, performance output, and service.

Find out below which Maxeon panels are available, how they compare, the difference between DC and AC Maxeon panels, efficiencies, wattages, and more.

SunPower Maxeon Range
SunPower Maxeon 40-Year Warranty

Maxeon 3 Direct Current (DC) Panels

Maxeon 3 panels generate ‘direct current’ (DC) when the sun shines on them. Your solar inverter then converts the DC electricity into ‘alternating current’ (AC) that you can use in your home or business. Here are some of the advantages of Maxeon 3 DC panels:

  • Very high efficiency
  • Comprehensive 40-year warranty
  • All black panels available
  • One or more central inverters – fewer electronic components in your system
PANEL RANGE
PANEL WATTAGE
PANEL COLOUR
PANEL EFFICIENCY
MODEL NUMBER
Maxeon 3 DC
430W
Black & White
22.7%
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Maxeon 3 DC
425W
Black & White
22.4%
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Maxeon 3 DC
420W
All Black
22.2%
SPR-MAX3-420-BLK
Maxeon 3 DC
415W
All Black
21.9%
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Maxeon 3 DC
415W
Black & White
21.9%
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Maxeon 3 DC
410W
All Black
21.6%
SPR-MAX3-410-BLK
Maxeon 3 DC
400W
All Black
21.1%
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Maxeon 3 DC
400W
Black & White
22.6%
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Maxeon 3 DC
395W
Black & White
22.3%
SPR-MAX3-395
Maxeon 3 DC
390W
Black & White
22.1%
SPR-MAX3-390
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Maxeon 6 Alternating Current (AC) Panels

Maxeon 6 AC panels convert DC electricity into AC electricity at the back of the panel itself. Here are the main characteristics of the Maxeon 6:

  • The highest efficiency panels
  • Enphase shade mitigation technology built in
  • No need for central inverters
  • A system with more electrical components
PANEL RANGE
PANEL WATTAGE
PANEL COLOUR
PANEL EFFICIENCY
MODEL NUMBER
Maxeon 6 AC
445W
Black & White
23.0%
SPR-MAX6-445-E4-AC
Maxeon 6 AC
435W
Black & White
22.5%
SPR-MAX6-435-E4-AC
Maxeon 6 AC
425W
All Black
22.0%
SPR-MAX6-425-BLK-E4-AC 
Maxeon 6 AC
425W
Black & White
22.0%
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Maxeon 6 AC
420W
Black & White
21.7%
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Maxeon 6 AC
415W
All Black
21.5%
SPR-MAX6-415-BLK-E4-AC
Maxeon 6 AC
410W
All Black
21.2%
SPR-MAX6-410-BLK-E4-AC

SunPower Performance Solar Panels

Performance Range

Performance 7 range panels incorporate the latest advances in solar generation – TOPCon cells – which result in more power and efficiency. In addition, SunPower’s unique shingled-cell technology offers much more robust panel design, cooler cell temperatures and excellent shade mitigation.

Every Performance panel is ‘all black’, ideal for the very best aesthetics on residential buildings.

The comprehensive SunPower warranty for Performance panels is 30 years – superior to any other panel warranty on the market (only bettered by the 40-year warranty on Maxeon panels above).

SunPower Performance Range
SunPower Performance 7 Solar Panels
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Performance 7 Direct Current (DC) Panels

Similar to the Maxeon DC panels, the Performance 7 DC panels also generate DC electricity. You then have one or more solar inverters that transform the DC electricity into AC electricity. The main characteristics of Performance DC panels are:

  • Very high efficiency, using TOPCon technology in a shingled-cell design
  • All black panels for enhanced aesthetics
  • Lower price than the Maxeon range
  • Your inverter is separate from the panels – a less complex system set-up
PANEL RANGE
PANEL WATTAGE
PANEL COLOUR
PANEL EFFICIENCY
MODEL NUMBER
Performance 7 DC
450W
All Black
22.2%
SPR-P7-450-BLK 
Performance 7 DC
445W
All Black
21.9%
SPR-P7-445-BLK
Performance 7 DC
440W
All Black
21.7%
SPR-P7-440-BLK
Performance 7 DC
435W
All Black
21.4%
SPR-P7-435-BLK
TOPCon Shingled-cell SunPower Solar Panels
SunPower TOPCon shingled-cell technology
SunPower Performance 30 Year Warranty
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SOLAR PANELS MANUFACTURED WITH A CONSCIENCE

Not all solar panels are made equally. Some panel manufacturers drive costs right down by exploiting ethically controversial practices. This is not the case with SunPower. Here are some of the reasons you can sleep easy with SunPower panels:

  • UN Global Compact Commitment: Adherence to principles in human rights, labour, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.
  • Zero-Waste & LEED Gold Certification: Operates the only zero-waste-to-landfill factory in Mexicali, Mexico, and maintains LEED Gold certified facilities.
  • Circular Economy & Recycling: Focuses on responsible lifecycle management from material sourcing through to manufacturing and recycling.
  • Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) Impact: Measures and reports on key metrics like water use, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver: The certification reflects sustainable practices in material health, reutilisation, renewable energy management, water stewardship, and social fairness​.

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Maxeon Solar Technologies – One of the World’s Top 50 Most Sustainable Corporations

Environmental, Social & Governance Rating

Maxeon Solar Technologies – the company behind SunPower panels – announced on 23 January 2024 that for the second consecutive year it was included in the annual Corporate Knights’ Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable corporations.

Maxeon is ranked number 44, placing it among top global companies recognised in conjunction with the index’s publication at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Global 100 is an annual ranking by Corporate Knights, an international sustainable business research firm, which rigorously assesses the performance of the world’s largest publicly listed companies. A suite of 25 key quantitative Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics are used to develop the top 100 list out of over 6,700 companies analysed. Maxeon scored particularly well for its sustainable supply chain, the health and safety of its employees and the company’s female representation in management.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Central to SunPower’s UN commitment is the alignment of their ESG strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This global framework lays out 17 goals adopted in 2015 by all 193 Member States of the UN.

It is the ideal blueprint for broadening SunPower’s approach to sustainability and decarbonisation across the more than 100 countries they serve.

While their operations impact each of the 17 SDGs directly and indirectly, SunPower/Maxeon will be focusing on four specific goals. In 2021, they set their 2030 ESG long-term targets for each of these four SDGs in support of the global transition to clean energy.

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Infinity Energy Services are accredited Premier Installers of SunPower solar panels for homes and businesses across the south, including Hampshire, Wiltshire, and surrounding counties.

 

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Superior solar panel design for greater energy output

More energy 

Achieve greater energy output and higher performance – SunPower solar panels can generate up to 60% more energy over 25 years

Proven durability

Durable and dependable design that is tried and tested – SunPower panels are engineered to operate in harsh weather conditions

40-year warranty

Invest with confidence – The SunPower Corporation offers a world-beating 40-year warranty which covers power, product and service

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SunPower Maxeon solar panels

SunPower Maxeon is the most advanced type of solar panel on the market. 

The SunPower Corporation has been developing the most efficient solar panels in the world for over 10 years.

After manufacturing over 3.5 billion solar cells and 30 million panels, its top-of-the-range Maxeon panels offer unrivalled performance and longevity.

The unique SunPower Maxeon solar cells eliminate 86% of the reasons that normal cells could fail, and deliver up to 35% more energy from the same roof space over the first 25 years.

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SunPower solar panels cell technology

Elimination of grid lines

Maxeon solar cells incorporate ‘back-contact conductivity’, eliminating ugly metal grid lines on the front of the panels, and helping them to absorb more light.

Solid metal backing

Metal reinforcement adds considerable strength to each solar cell, enabling them to resist corrosion and, at the same time, making the whole panel much more durable.

Robust connectors

SunPower solar panels have built-in strain relief and triple-redundant connectors, thereby controlling the expansion and contraction caused by daily temperature swings.

More Power = more Savings

Example: 29% more power from the same roof space

15 conventional 310W panels produces a 4.65 kWp solar array. However, using SunPower 400W panels, you create a 6 kWp solar PV system. That represents 29% more power form the same number of panels.

SunPower solar panels – Unmatched reliability

SunPower panels may cost more, but panel quality is guaranteed. In real-world testing of 800,000 panels at 264 locations over 8 years, SunPower Maxeon panels demonstrated the lowest cell degradation rates in the entire industry, with almost 4x stronger reliability than conventional panels.

Moreover, all panels are backed up by the industry-leading SunPower Corporation ‘Complete Confidence Panel Warranty’.

Solar Panel Degradation Rates

To complement your SunPower solar PV system, we can design a battery storage solution

Most solar panel systems generate more electricity than you can use at any given moment. The upshot? A considerable amount of precious solar energy is lost to the grid.

The way around this problem is to install battery storage, such as the Tesla Powerwall. Advantages include:

  • Capture surplus solar energy
  • Provide electricity in a power-cut
  • Store cheap, off-peak electricity
  • Charge your electric car from the sun even when the sun isn’t shining

Call 0800 909 8882 for a no-obligation quotation today from Infinity Energy Services, an official Tesla Premium Installer.