Maxeon Solar Technologies Extends its AC Energy Solutions Portfolio

The new Performance 3 AC panel will complement existing Maxeon AC offering


SINGAPORE – Maxeon Solar Technologies, a global leader in solar innovation and channels, today announces the extension of its AC Energy Solutions with the launch of the new Performance 3 AC panel. This is the second product in the company’s AC portfolio and follows the introduction of the premium Maxeon 5 AC panel in late 2020. AC Energy Solutions combine the industry leading solar panel technology from Maxeon with advanced microinverter technology, offering a powerful and fully customizable solar solution to maximize any roof’s potential. The new Performance 3 AC panel will be commercialized by Maxeon Solar Technologies under the SunPower brand to residential customers in key international markets through authorized installer networks and distributors starting in the third quarter of 2021.

“Today’s customers are increasingly demanding, they expect top quality and peace of mind from their solar systems,” said Jeff Waters, Chief Executive Officer at Maxeon Solar Technologies. “These are the main reasons behind the success of our first AC panel under the Maxeon product line. Maxeon 5 AC panels are currently available in seventeen European countries and Australia where we see strong demand. The addition of a Performance line AC panel will enable us to tackle different market segments with a value line business proposition. The new Performance 3 AC panel continues Maxeon’s strategy to expand its Distributed Generation (DG) business to go ‘Beyond the Panel’ – leveraging our unique trained channel partners and their ability to translate our significant technology differentiation into compelling customer benefits across the many markets we serve.”

The new Performance 3 AC panel offers installers more efficient installations, simplified logistics and stock management and more flexible system designs. For homeowners, this advanced solar solution can provide a system designed to maximise power output on their home’s unique roof and offers superior reliability in real-world conditions like weather events and shade. Furthermore, the AC architecture gives the flexibility to expand the solar system as energy needs evolve, accommodating EV charging, AC storage, the electrification of home appliances and more.

Assessing their experience with the AC solutions from Maxeon Solar Technologies, Jos Eisberg, CEO at Voltark, a German SunPower Premier Partner, says: “We pride ourselves to be at the forefront of solar technology, offering residential customers our expertise combined with the most innovative solar products for their homes. The AC Energy Solutions from Maxeon have consistently raised the bar for quality, reliability, and durability. For our customers, this innovative concept means maximized energy production regardless of the type and size of roof or space constraint. For us, the AC solution has translated into a faster and easier installation, with lower levels of maintenance required. An all-AC system is peace of mind for us and our valued customers, who can also benefit from 25 years of category-leading warranty protection.”

AC modules have had early success in Australia as well. Keera Single, CEO at Solargain, a SunPower Elite Partner, said “SunPower AC panels offer proven performance in Australia’s tough climate, paired with the flexibility of each panel operating independently. Along with the 25-year on-roof product warranty, AC Energy Solutions from Maxeon appeal to even the most demanding customer.”

“In addition, SunPower AC Energy Solutions offer a unique solution to customers who may have not been qualified for a conventional string system, so it’s a great opportunity for us to reach new customers. We are excited to add the Performance 3 AC panel to our product offering to ensure we are providing the highest quality solar systems to our Australia-wide market.” Single concluded.

“We believe that our AC Energy Solutions’ unique value proposition of advanced technology, higher energy yield and proven reliability, combined with our knowledgeable channel partners, is a key growth driver in our global DG business. We are excited about the market potential we are unlocking with this platform and are convinced that these products will help drive accelerated adoption of solar energy among home-owners to continue Powering Positive Change.” concluded Waters. 

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