SunPower Performance solar panels

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SunPower Performance panels beat standard panels when it comes to your roof’s challenges. Get more energy, more reliably even from the same labeled power.

SunPower Performance Solar Panel

When the sun
beats down, it holds up.

It’s strong frame and cell connection design helps to protect the panels against weather challenges like temperature swings, snow loads, and hail.
Solar Cells

Reliable energy?
Count on it.

The shingled-cell design helps to manage shade and keep cell temperatures low to produce more power over time.

Built for a better
today and tomorrow.

Feel confident in your purchase knowing your panel is produced with the highest quality standards of materials and human rights.

How it works


How reliable are SunPower Performance solar panels?
SunPower Performance panels are covered by our 30-year warranty1 As of Performance 7 , one of the strongest warranties in the solar industry. Even though you’re you’re 100 times more likely to return a standard solar panel than a SunPower solar panel, we’ve still got you covered.
Our warranty covers the panel and its performance, it’s much easier to process than standard warranties in the unlikely event that you will need it. We also include broader coverage for panel repair and replacement compared to other warranties, you can rest assured that you’re supported for decades to come.

Each SunPower Performance panel can be purchased with its own microinverter – the technology needed to convert the DC type electricity made into the AC type your home uses.

FAQs about our SunPower Performance Solar Panel

How do SunPower Performance solar panels differ from Conventional Panels?


There are a variety of key technical differences between SunPower Performance solar panels and Conventional Panels, including the design and layout of the solar cells and the electric architecture—which combine to enhance the reliability, performance and aesthetics of Performance panels.

To go into a bit more technical detail, first, we laser cut each SunPower Performance cell into strips and layer them in a shingled configuration to create a ‘hypercell’. This shingled hypercell allows us to fit more active cell area into each panel, boosting power and efficiency. Second, Performance cells are connected with a flexible joint interconnection to offer multiple and redundant paths for energy flow. This allows us to remove the front contact conductive ribbons and solder bonds found in conventional cells that can block active cell area and deteriorate over time, leading to cell failures and power deficits. Finally, SunPower Performance panels feature a unique parallel circuit architecture that significantly limits power loss in shade and soiling. The result is a superior shingled panel constructed with commodity cells, outperforming conventional panels in efficiency, performance and reliability.

How do SunPower Performance solar panels differ from SunPower® Maxeon® panel technology?

SunPower® Performance solar panels use high efficiency mono PERC cells, as opposed to SunPower's proprietary back contact technology developed for our Maxeon panels.

What is the typical performance advantage gained from using SunPower Maxeon panels?

A SunPower Maxeon solar panel can provide up to 85% more energy over its lifetime1 Power output varies by installation and location. Please consult your installer partner about expected output for the life of your system.  compared to other panels. It has a strong power output advantage from day one and maintains that power advantage over time with a .2% annual degradation rate. With its industry-leading 40-year warranty, this panel will grow in value over time.

What is the typical cost advantage of using SunPower Performance panels?

Costs vary from project to project. Performance panels generally have a price point that is competitive with Conventional Panels.

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