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What’s it really like to go solar? Homeowners share why they chose SunPower and how the decision to go solar has changed their lives.

Solar Savings stories
11 Stories
I have learned to dislike clouds
Posted: August 28, 2013
Customer avatarby Fatfinger
 
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"”Works as Designed” This is one of the highest praises an Engineer can give to a product. When I retired in 2011, I decided not to shovel..." read more
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Our installed SunPower Solar Panels
Posted: August 23, 2013
Customer avatarby Greg930
 
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"Our decision to go solar has totally improved our lives. Instead of a monthly electric bill now we get a rebate check from the power company..." read more
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My electric BMW.
Posted: August 14, 2013
Customer avatarby tommolog
 
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"Since installing my SunPower system in April of 2010, I've used it to power my home and charge my electric cars. I've driven over 130,000..." read more
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Our "Gas Station"
Posted: August 13, 2013
Customer avatarby pnorby
 
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"When we had the chance to build our family home, it was natural that we partnered with the sun and SunPower to provide the energy for our..." read more
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Posted: October 9, 2014
Customer avatarby Charles36
 
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"In 2009 we attempted to Go Green when we invested $30K in two Skystream Wind Turbines. BIG MISTAKE. The turbines never performed as promoted..." read more
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Posted: July 21, 2014
Customer avatarby Gerhardt
 
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"When we built our 2000sf house 30 years ago we planned for solar power. Very tight, super insulated building with south facing roof slope..." read more
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Posted: April 3, 2014
Customer avatarby bhappie
 
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"I love my solar system! Install was excellent. The panels even look nice! People around my neighborhood ask me about them all the time. The..." read more
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Posted: January 21, 2014
Customer avatarby Pepe80
 
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"I am always looking how to save money and the solar system is a great way to do it. I got a 5.9Kwh for a family of 3 but, the system is..." read more
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Posted: January 17, 2014
Customer avatarby MisterSunshine
 
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"Here are some statistics for the second full year: * Production metered electrical energy was 11,167 kWh for the 365 days starting January..." read more
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Posted: November 25, 2013
Customer avatarby schoonerm
 
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"Nearly daily I go out to read how much power my panels have produced and how much they have contributed to reducing carbon emissions into..." read more
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Posted: July 26, 2013
Customer avatarby SunPowerCommunity
 
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"John Aguiar, a pool contractor in Yorba Linda, California, knows the importance of energy efficiency. After paying summer electricity bills..." read more
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Performance and Durability stories
4 Stories
Three years of panel output, month by month.
Posted: September 2, 2013
Customer avatarby EdJS
 
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"In 2008 we installed 10 Sunpower panels on our garage roof. Every few days I have recorded the power use from the inverter readout, and..." read more
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Posted: December 9, 2013
Customer avatarby Ezra
 
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"I am a PV industry veteran of nearly three decades and I have a solid understanding of the value of experience and professionalism. When I..." read more
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Posted: October 28, 2013
Customer avatarby Alan55
 
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"We have a rather large capacity solar array (11,400 kWh). This story may seem to start out badly but is really a great testament to the..." read more
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Posted: July 26, 2013
Customer avatarby SunPowerCommunity
 
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"As an architect specializing in green building and construction, Rebecca Amato knew she wanted to install a solar energy system on her home...." read more
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Sunpower Pride stories
3 Stories
Posted: August 12, 2014
Customer avatarby Vetteshawn
 
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"After careful consideration of several companies, and their products, there is no question that I made the right choice with Hot Purple..." read more
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Solar Decathlon 2009/ Santa Clara University house/ 3rd place
Posted: January 7, 2014
Customer avatarby garlickylinda
 
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"My husband Steve Ashford is a contractor in Gilroy CA and has worked with Santa Clara University on 3 of their entries for the U.S...." read more
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Posted: July 26, 2013
Customer avatarby SunPowerCommunity
 
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"When Edmund and Pat Hayes began researching a solar energy system for their home, they wanted a solar panel produced by a reputable company...." read more
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Environmental Benefits stories
2 Stories
A view of our 12-panel SunPower system just after installation
Posted: July 2, 2014
Customer avatarby richardge
 
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"We've wanted to install solar panels for years - in my case decades, since I was involved in a "Alternative Technology" magazine in the..." read more
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Posted: July 26, 2013
Customer avatarby SunPowerCommunity
 
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"Phillip Blackwood had long been fascinated by solar power. When he spoke with solar homeowners he could see how happy they were with their..." read more
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Flipping the Switch stories
2 Stories
User submitted photo
Posted: September 9, 2013
Customer avatarby SolarinVermont
 
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"I'm a freelance writer. Blogs, SEO content, product descriptions - you name it and I've probably written it at some point in the past ten..." read more
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IPS PV Array Layout
Posted: August 21, 2013
Customer avatarby MisterSunshine
 
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"1) What made you decide to go solar? Late one night in December 2010, I discovered an open Sierra Club lodge in California near Soda..." read more
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