At SunPower by South Coast Solar, we frequently hear this question: "Why should I invest in solar panels now? They will have something better next year right?" The answer is yes and no.
Yes, solar panel power ratings will continue to rise slowly and no, there is no "game-changing" solar panel technology just around the corner that's going to make solar "better than free." What's really exciting is today's technology is already changing the game!
The SunPower® solar cell design is fundamentally different from all other solar cells. The proprietary "back-contact" cell design allows all the electrical circuitry to be located on the back of the cell, thereby exposing more silicon to the sun's rays. All other cell designs feature electrical contacts on the front of the cell which block sunlight.
“South Coast Solar was the number one company I selected because of its longevity in the solar business and its reputation for quality service. I have not been disappointed!”
There is a reason SunPower® is the #1 choice of American home and business customers. We offer superior technology, guaranteed performance, and the most rigorous testing in the industry. SunPower® solar panels will produce more electricity per watt than competitors and they do it in a smaller footprint, allowing you more space for system expansion.
Solar Panel ratings are measured in watts and kilowatts however these lab-test ratings do not tell the whole story. High heat and humidity negatively impact the performance of solar. SunPower® is the world’s best solar performer in these conditions, the exact conditions that South Carolina sees nearly every day! A smaller SunPower® solar system can even outperform a larger conventional system over its lifetime thanks to the extra power produced under these conditions.