Maxeon Solar Technologies launched its new line of bifacial SunPower 5 panels, the fifth-generation performance solar panels designed specifically for large-scale power plant applications.
Performance 5 panels will be commercialized and begin delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020.
SunPower Performance 5 panels are engineered to meet the needs of large-scale, multi-megawatt solar power plants. With power ratings of up to 625 watts, these high-power panels are uniquely suited for the needs of power plant developers, maximizing energy production within available space.
“SunPower has more than three decades of innovation, including a history in the power plant segment – from the pioneering 10 megawatts (MW) Bavaria Solar One Project in 2004 to the 349 MW Australia Limondale project in 2020. Our release of the new SunPower Performance 5 panels comes along with a renewed commitment to large-scale installations supported by significant manufacturing capacity scale-up of shingled cell panel technology by our Huansheng Photovoltaic (HSPV) joint venture in China. This expansion is highly capital efficient and will reinforce Maxeon’s leadership and reach as a premier supplier of levelized cost of energy-optimized panels into the large, mainstream utility-scale markets.”Jeff Waters, CEO of Maxeon.