SunPower AC Solar Panels
The new SunPower AC panels: A cutting edge rooftop energy solution for your home that combines the industry-leading SunPower high efficiency solar panel with an integrated microinverter. The conversion to usable AC electricity happens more efficiently, right at the panel. This revolutionary panel improves your rooftop electricity harvest by maximizing the energy output of each individual solar panel.
·Easy to install around obstructions, shaded areas, and on complex rooftops
·Simplifies system design and installation with panel level DC to AC power conversion
·Enables detailed energy monitoring of each individual panel
Backed by the SunPower industry-leading 25-year warranty on the panels and the microinverter both (The industry's warranty for central DC inverters is for 12 years)
SunPower AC solar panels make it easier to start small and add more panels later on, giving you flexibility to expand your system by as many panels as you'd like when you're ready. Since your system does not need to be designed around a typical central inverter the design and installation options are endless.
Howe Builders has installed the first and only SunPower AC panel system in Southern California in April 2012. A limited 5 systems have been installed in California. SunPower's AC panels will be available beginning June 2012.
Howe Builders has installed the first SunPower AC panel system in Los Angeles County in the city of Rolling Hills in October 2012. The approvals and permit were the first ACPV panel system approved by the Los Angeles County Building and Safety. The 33 Sunpower 225 watt AC panels are currently on line.