SunPower Equinox FAQ
The Equinox system is a residential solar system that SunPower makes. All the components of the SunPower system are designed and engineered to work perfectly together, from the sun to the switch. When you choose SunPower Equinox for your home, you get it all: high quality, innovative technology, and an industry‑leading warranty.
Composed of robust solar cells that produce more energy than any commercially available panel.
Sitting behind each panel, the microinverter converts power and has optimization technology.
EnergyLink Hardware and Software
Monitoring hardware and software allows you to view your home’s usage and solar production in real‑time, all on your home computer or smartphone.
A rail‑based mounting system geared toward amplifying the aesthetic and decreasing the installation time.
A microinverter is a small inverter that monitors and regulates the amount of power produced by each solar panel. Specifically, it changes the direct current (DC) power collected from your solar panels into alternating current (AC), which can be used to power your appliances.
What is a string inverter?
String inverters are large units that are mounted on the exterior wall of your home. They connect all modules (panels) together into one system to produce electricity, which then flows into your electrical panel.
Microinverter vs string inverter
String inverters or separate inverters add the need for a bulky inverter cluttering walls in your home. In the event of your inverter breaking down, your home’s solar array would no longer produce solar power.
Microinverters have fewer visible parts, with the inverters hidden behind each solar panel. An inverter failing will not affect the performance of the whole solar system because the problem will be isolated to just one panel.