Generate 55 Percent More Energy and Save With Sunpower

SunPower is a highly innovative company. To date, it has 600 patents for solar technology, solar cells that produce 55 percent more energy than conventional panels, and an interactive app that allows homeowners to monitor energy usage. More than 500,000 homeowners save on energy with SunPower, and you can too.

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Why Sunpower?

SunPower has been around for over 30 years and continues to innovate, testing the limits of what solar energy can do. In addition to powering the first solar powered plane on its journey around the world, SunPower has created stylish and highly efficient solar panels. With them, homes can produce 70 percent more energy than with conventional panels. Whether you buy, lease, or finance through SunPower, you can save—and often times put nothing down.

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Key Features

  • Lease
  • Finance
  • Buy
  • EnergyLink™ Ecosystem App
  • Most Efficient Panels
  • High Design
  • Long Lifespan

Where You Can Purchase Sunpower Solar Panels?

In the U.S., you can find SunPower in most states, including:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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How Sunpower Works

SunPower innovates, designs, and manufactures its own products and sells its solar equipment internationally through licensed dealers. Customers can choose to lease, finance, or buy their solar panels from SunPower, and in most cases, customers don’t have to put any money down (except when you buy). And those who finance enjoy interest rates as low as 2.99 percent.

SunPower Pricing

There are a few ways to go with SunPower: leasing, financing, or buying your system outright.


SunPower leases are best for customers who don’t have a lot of money to put down, but want to save on energy. Often times, you don’t have to pay anything upfront for your lease. Contracts last for 20 years and include system maintenance and a 20-year warranty. If you sell your home, you can purchase your system from SunPower or transfer it to the new owners. Just know that if you lease, you’ll make monthly payments to SunRun, you won’t own your equipment, and you won’t receive tax incentives.

SunPower Loan

Want to own your system without spending thousands of dollars upfront? This is the option for you. A SunPower Loan lasts from 10–25 years and comes with a 25-year warranty. While you’ll be paying a monthly bill, customers often pay less for the loan and excess grid power than they did on electricity before their solar installation.

If you move, you can sell the system to the new homeowners or include the price in your listing. When you finance, you also get tax credits, which is a big deal since most companies don’t allow this unless you buy your system outright. Tax breaks will help your system pay for itself faster.


When you buy a system from SunPower, you’ll have to pay for everything upfront. However, you’ll get big tax incentives. You can also leverage a home equity loan to make ownership possible.

Who Owns System?
Monthly Payment
Who Gets Tax Credits?
Unique Benefits
Who Owns System? SunPower
Monthly Payment Energy you produce/use
Who Gets Tax Credits? SunPower
Warranty 20 years
Downpayment Little to no
Unique Benefits Little to no money down
Who Owns System? You
Monthly Payment 2.99 percent interest
Who Gets Tax Credits? You
Warranty 25 years
Downpayment Little to no
Unique Benefits Ability to pay in installments and get tax credits
Who Owns System? You
Monthly Payment None
Who Gets Tax Credits? You
Warranty 25 years
Downpayment Pay in full
Unique Benefits Own your system with no monthly payments
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Most solar competitors have a 10-year warranty. SunPower’s standard is 25 years (20 for leases). Plus, SunPower’s solar panels have a lifetime of 40 years, which is double the industry standard. If by some chance you still run into problems, SunPower will pay to have the damaged panels removed, new ones shipped, and the new installation.

What Sets SunPower Apart


40-Year Lifespan

SunPower’s products have double the lifespan of most solar panels. That’s because they’re made of copper and pure silicon (compared to metal paste used on conventional cells), which reduces the risk of failure by 85 percent. If by chance one breaks under warranty, SunPower will remove the broken panel, ship, and install a new panel free-of-charge.

World’s Most Efficient Solar Panels

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a federal organization that analyzes energy efficiency, verified that SunPower’s Maxeon solar cells operate at 22 percent efficiency—the highest on the market. Compared to the industry standard of 15–18 percent, this is a big deal. SunPower’s solar cells also produce 70 percent more energy over the first 25 years than any other solar panel. With this kind of efficiency, you can pay for your system faster.

Small Footprint

Because SunPower’s solar panels are so efficient, you need less of them to power your home, which can have a tremendous impact on the overall aesthetic of your house:

High Design

Eight out of 10 customers prefer SunPower’s Signature™ Black solar panels over conventional design. It’s most likely because these solar panels are smaller, don’t have grid lines, have a low profile frame, and feature anti-reflective black solar cells. Instead of detracting from your home, these solar panels blend right in.


Solar Impulse 2 is the first solar powered airplane to fly around the world. Why should you care? Because it used SunPower technology to set this record.


SunPower’s EnergyLink™ app is very unique. With the touch of a button, you can see how much power your solar panels are producing, how much grid power you’re utilizing, and your lifetime savings estimate in real-time. Plus, you can break down data by the day, week, month, year, or lifetime. And, you can get support easily right from the app. If you’re going to monitor the system yourself, this is a lifesaver. Even if you’re not, it gives you instant insight other companies don’t offer. The only downside is that installing technology for this app costs extra.

Financial Backing

SunPower is owned by Total, the fourth largest publicly-traded energy company in the world. With this kind of backing, you can trust that SunPower will be able to support your needs.

Tax Credits

When you finance or buy, you receive tax credits. Normally, you only receive tax incentives if you buy your system in-full. These can return thousands of dollars to you, and make your solar system profitable.

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