Maxeon debuts Performance 3 AC solar panel for international markets

Maxeon Solar Technologies extends its AC Energy Solutions portfolio further advancing its “Beyond the Panel” strategy.

Maxeon Solar Technologies debuted its new Performance 3 AC panel — the second product in the company’s AC portfolio and following the premium Maxeon 5 AC panel in late 2020. AC Energy Solutions combine solar panel technology from Maxeon with advanced microinverter technology. The new Performance 3 AC panel will be commercialized by Maxeon Solar Technologies under the SunPower brand to residential customers in key international markets through authorized installer networks and distributors starting in the third quarter of 2021.

“Maxeon 5 AC panels are currently available in seventeen European countries and Australia where we see strong demand,” said Jeff Waters, Chief Executive Officer at Maxeon Solar Technologies. “The addition of a Performance line AC panel will enable us to tackle different market segments with a value line business proposition.”

The new Performance 3 AC panel offers installers simplified logistics and stock management and more flexible system designs. For homeowners, this a system is designed to maximize power output and offer superior reliability in real-world conditions like weather events and shade. The AC architecture gives the flexibility to expand the solar system as energy needs evolve too, accommodating EV charging, AC storage, the electrification of home appliances and more.

“For us, the AC solution has translated into a faster and easier installation, with lower levels of maintenance required,” says Jos Eisberg, CEO at Voltark, a German SunPower Premier Partner. ” An all-AC system is peace of mind for us and our valued customers, who can also benefit from 25 years of warranty protection.”

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