SunPower's Maxeon cells are designed to be different. No other manufacture has been able to come close to such an amazing design. Being trusted by NASA for their space equipment is an indication of how reliable their solar cells are. SunPower’s Maxeon technology has made a statement with their panel efficiency, durability, and design.
SunPower have managed to hold the highest efficiencies in the solar industry for 10 years. Reaching the highest panel efficiency in the world of 22.6% with a 400W panel - keeping their panel dimensions standard. Great for house hold which have a limited amount of roof space but a high electricity bill.
The unique design of Maxeon solar cells eliminates 86% of the reasons that conventional cells fail - poor cell connections, poor cell support and environmental stresses. Giving Maxeon solar cells an expected lifespan of 40 years and a failure rate of 0.005% -that’s 50 panels in a 1,000,000 that come back faulty.
Maxeon solar cells achieve this buy a complete copper backing behind each solar cell. Ensuring support is maintained when inclement weather events occur, in transit and installation.
Buy not having any grid lines on the front of the panel, Maxeoncells are exposed to more sunlight during the day and work a lot better in partial light than all other solar panels in the market. This is because the energy generated from the solar cell doesn’t have to try travel from the front of the cell to the back of the cell. Maxeon cells have their grid lines at the back of the panel making the distance that the energy needs travel shorter and easier. Therefore, less light is needed for those wonderful bits of silicon to get excited and produce more energy in less light, and over time.
SolarEdge is an Israeli based inverter company founded in 2006. It is best known for pioneering the concept of a string inverter matched with individual 'DC optimisers' on each solarpanel.Since their beginning they’ve gone from strength to strength, which is heavily reflected by their Market Cap growth.