Enphase hasn’t cornered all of the new wave of solar modules integrated with a microinverter for the US market. PV module manufacturer, SunPower has launched its E18 & E19 AC Solar Panel series using SolarBridge’s ‘Pantheon’ microinverter. The all-black, E18/225 watt AC solar panel and the maximum-efficiency E19/240 watt AC solar panel will be available in the U.S. in early 2012. The AC panels feature SunPower's 22.4% efficient ‘Maxeon’ cell technology.
“SunPower's AC solar panels are an industry game-changer, offering our customers the highest efficiency solar panels integrated with best-in-class microinverters,” said Jim Pape, president of SunPower's residential and commercial business group. “SunPower has historically offered the most reliable solar panels with guaranteed performance, and our new AC solar panels broaden our reach into the residential market.”
The leading performance modules combined with energy yield benefits of a microinverter come with a 25-year warranty.