SunPower® Helix™

The Dawn of Better Commercial Solar Power

The world's first fully integrated commercial solar power platform, from a leader in solar performance

 

 

 

soluzione integrata al mondo per applicazioni commerciali

Sustainable and reliable returns for your business

  • High efficiency drawn from the world first solar integrated solution built with higher performing components
  • Designed with reliability in mind, from conception and installation to lifetime energy production
  • Minimal Disruption to business with less installation time on job site¹
  • Industry's best power, product and service warranty
  • ¹. DNV Mounting Installation Efficiency Test –Installation Time Trial for SunPower Helix –January 10 2016. Installation speed comparison made to next fastest published installation speed on record among leading competitors.

 

SunPower® Helix™ Roof

Anatomy of the fully integrated system

Impressive Reliabiliy

  • Built on a solid copper foundation that is resistant to corrosion and cell breakage caused by damp heat and temperature swings
  • Design eliminates 86% of the reasons conventional cells fail
  • ⁶. Wohlgemuth, J. “Reliability of PV Systems.” Proceedings of SPIE, 2008.

World Record Setting Efficiency

  • Highest efficiency panels available commercially
  • #1 in independent durability tests and have an expected useful life of 40 years ¹⁰
  • Produced sustainably by the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver Solar Company
  • ⁷. Green, M. A., et. al. “Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (version 47),” Progress in Photovoltaics, 2015
  • ⁸. Highest of over 3,200 silicon solar panels, Photon Module Survey, Feb 2014.
  • ⁹. Fraunhofer PV Durability Initiative for Solar Modules: Part 2. Photovoltaics International, 2014.
  • ¹⁰. "SunPower Module 40-Year Useful Life" SunPower white paper, May 2015. Useful life is 99 out of 100 panels operating at more than 70% of rated power. All comparisons are SPR-E20-327 vs. a representative conventional panel: 250W, approx. 1.6 m2, 15.3% efficiency.

Keeps Energy Flowing

  • First cable management system built specifically for an integrated commercial solar solution
  • Purpose-built metal clips secure cables and prevent erosion
  • Cables protected by 92% recycled rubber cones and trays¹¹
  • Designed for lifetime durability¹¹
  • ¹¹. a. b. Cable cones and trays are made from 92% recycled rubber and are designed for a 25-year life. Cable clips are made from stainless steel and are also designed and tested for a 25-year life.

Uses Plug-and-Play Connectors

  • Factory-installed electrical connections simplify and speed up installation
  • Reduced wiring virtually eliminates the potential for human error

Helix™ Roof

SunPower precision-engineered the complete Helix™ Roof system for more energy and higher reliability than conventional commercial solar power.

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Introducing SunPower® Helix™

 

 

 

 

Helix™ Partner Testimonial

 

 

 

 

Helix™ Install Speed

 


Footnotes from the diagram:
2. #1 rank in Fraunhofer PV Durability Initiative for Solar Modules: Part 2“. Photovoltaics International, 2014. Campeau, Z. et al. „SunPower Module Degradation Rate,“SunPower white paper, 2013.
3. Based on search of datasheet values from websites of top 10 manufacturers per IHS, as of January 2017.
4. SunPower Helix DT 0.91 ground coverage is highest for any dual tilt product on the market. Highest energy density is achieved when mounting system is paired with high efficiency SunPower 327W panels.
5. Cable cones and trays are designed for a 25-year life. Cable clips are made from stainless steel and are also designed and tested for a 25-year life.