Editor’s Note: In 2020, SunPower announced the completion of the strategic spin-off of its manufacturing division into a separate business named Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. As a result, SunPower has expanded its offerings to drive future growth. The SunPower Equinox® system now offers multiple panel options, including front- and back-contact panels, all of which are responsibly and rigorously quality tested to provide the best energy solution for your home.
What do you really save with solar energy? Solar companies talk about savings all the time, but that’s only part of the story. True, you can save money each month by switching to solar energy. But you can save more money—and a little more of everything—by going solar with SunPower.
Throughout the rest of 2021 we’ll be highlighting the many ways homeowners and businesses save more with SunPower. We can’t list them all in this post, but here are four of our favorites.
1. Save more money
Electricity rates are rising in many cities across the U.S. and utility companies charge more—they call it “peak time” rates—when they know you need it most. Generating your own clean energy is an excellent way to reduce your reliance on grid electricity and lower your electric bills with the free energy of the sun. And, if you get the most efficient panels on the market,*Based on datasheet review of websites of top 20 manufacturers per IHS, as of April 2021. you can generate more power and savings in the same space.
In fact, the total monthly cost of your SunPower® solar system may be less than your monthly electric bill today. You could pay as little as $79 per month*For qualified customers only. Monthly payments will vary based on system configuration and financing option chosen. Failing to make monthly payments on time may result in higher APR, additional fees, resulting in higher monthly payments. for a SunPower® solar system, and recoup the upfront cost with savings in as little as 10-15 years.*Savings and payback period will vary based on system size, energy use, local climate and incentives, as well as other factors.
2. Save your sanity
Let’s face it—power outages are simply part of our world these days. Adding SunVault® storage to your solar solution helps you store your own energy on site and stay ready for the next outage. And unlike like some fossil-fuel generators, SunVault storage automatically detects grid interruptions and begins powering your home with clean, solar energy the moment you need it.*Your battery storage system’s ability to provide electricity to your home will vary based on a number of factors, including: the amount of energy stored in the battery, the amount of wattage used by appliances and electronics connected to the storage system, the age of the battery, the battery’s ability to recharge during daylight hours due to weather, the frequency and duration of battery usage, and other factors. The battery storage system should not be relied upon as a power source for critical medical devices. Battery life will decrease with time and use.
Plus, with superior battery chemistry and twice the power of other solar storage systems on the market, you can run more of your home in an outage and still get more charge and discharge cycles out of your battery.
3. Save fossil fuels
If the recent surge of wildfires, winter storms and record-breaking temperatures have proven anything the past few years, it’s that the world needs cleaner energy. Yet only a small percentage of U.S. homes and businesses currently have solar.
Going solar helps reduce your dependency on fossil fuels like natural gas and coal. Choosing a company with a long-standing history of dedicated sustainability leadership, means saving more of those precious fossil fuels, and doing more to lower your own carbon footprint.
In other words, help save the world while saving money at the same time.
4. Save time
Adding solar to your home or business is a big investment. And, like most products, the quality of solar solutions on the market varies drastically from one solar company to the next. But going solar doesn’t have to be complicated.
SunPower is the only solar company with 36+ years of dedicated solar experience and the only all-in-one solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company. Save time upfront by choosing the most efficient solar panels you can buy—backed the industry’s most comprehensive warranty—and save time down the road with a complete, integrated solution that’s designed to work better together.
Ready to save more? Schedule a free online consultation today to see your estimated home solar savings.