SunPower Launches New AC Solar Panels with Integrated Microinverter Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today launched the SunPower® E18 & E19 AC Solar Panel series, integrating industry-leading AC microinverters with its high-efficiency solar panels.  SunPower is the market share leader in the U.S. residential market.

The E18 & E19 AC solar panels offer residential customers increased flexibility, as panels with microinverters can be easily installed on most homes, including those with complex rooftops or shading from trees, chimneys and other obstructions.  Power generated by the rooftop solar system is optimized at the individual solar panel level, delivering a greater overall energy yield, and is easily monitored to ensure maximum power is being produced.  The attractive design of the AC solar panels, combined with the most efficient and reliable solar technology, are backed by SunPower’s industry-leading 25 year warranty.  Microinverters are integrated with SunPower’s solar panels at the factory level, reducing installation time, complexity and overall cost of the system.

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