SunPower and Enphase Energy announced a strategic partnership to produce the new Enphase Energized Maxeon AC Module, featuring a factory-integrated seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverter. The AC Module will be commercialized by Maxeon Solar Technologies, the planned spin-off from SunPower, to residential customers in key international markets through authorized installer networks and distributors starting in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“Consumers are becoming more sophisticated and recognize the importance of investing in high quality solar systems,” said Jeff Waters, CEO of Maxeon. “We believe that the winning combination of the Enphase microinverter-based energy management system with our superior solar technology and leading downstream sales network is an unparalleled way to address customer needs and new demand dynamics in markets like Europe and Australia. The AC Module is just a first step which paves the way for a more dynamic business model beyond the roof, offering smart energy solutions to global distributed generation markets.”
Enphase Energized Maxeon AC Modules will provide SunPower global installers with the advantages of improved capital management, simplified logistics and operations, accelerated design and faster, simpler, safer and more cost-effective installation.
“SunPower has been a valuable partner of Enphase since June 2018, and our continued AC module partnership is validation of the effectiveness of both the AC module concept and Enphase microinverter technology,” said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO at Enphase Energy. “Our partnership harnesses the strengths of both companies to offer a high quality, easy-to-use and high-volume mainstream AC module solution. Together with Maxeon Solar Technologies, we are proud to be able to deliver smart home energy solutions and an outstanding customer experience to homeowners in key international markets.”
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