While solar adoption in the U.S. ticks upward according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, SunPower continues to capture a large share of the distributed generation solar market. In Wood Mackenzie’s latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report made available this month, SunPower remained the No. 1 provider of commercial solar solutions for a second year running. In addition, the company remained among the top residential solar panel manufacturers for the second consecutive year.
Commercial Solar Business
An innovator in the space, SunPower is focused on being the top distributed energy company in North America. SunPower focuses on integrating its high performance solar systems with storage and intelligent software to deliver maximum value to customers, including demand charge savings, monitoring, data analytics and optimization, energy management and over time wholesale grid services.
As a result, SunPower has a commercial solar installed base of 1.6 GW across its unique go-to-market platform of direct and indirect channels, with a number of Fortune 500 customers. Eight of the top 10 corporate solar buyers in America identified by the Solar Energy Industries Association are SunPower customers – including Ikea, Macy’s, and Target – contributing to SunPower’s position as the market share leader. To date, the company has installed 9 megawatt hours of storage at over 20 customer sites.
Residential Solar Business
Last year, SunPower’s U.S. residential business saw annual deployment growth of more than 15 percent bringing the total number of American homes with SunPower solar to over 236,000. The company expanded its position in the new homes channel, partnering with 18 of the top 20 California new-home builders; and earlier this month, launched its A-Series panel to deliver up to 415 watts for U.S. homeowners.
— Solar Builder magazine