Conventional Solar

Conventional solar systems are typically built with components from different brands and manufacturers.


The entire SunPower Equinox™ system, from solar cell to software, is designed and engineered in-house. The system generates more power in less space with fewer visible parts, and delivers it in an elegant, minimal design.

Racking: Conventional Solar

Most conventional solar racking hardware systems (the frame that holds the panels in place) are built to fit all panel brands, compromising on aesthetics.

Racking: SunPower Solar

SunPower’s proprietary InvisiMount® racking system sits beneath the panels, providing a custom-fit that lays flat on your roof and is barely visible from below.

Panel: Conventional Solar

When roof space is limited, so is system power. Most conventional solar systems resort to asymmetrical installations that span multiple sides of the roof to meet the home’s energy needs.

Panel: SunPower Solar

The SunPower Equinox™ system provides the highest efficiency solar available on the market1 to your rooftop, producing energy to run your home beautifully with fewer panels in a compact, symmetrical installation. SunPower panels are available in black or white sheet options.

Conduit: Conventional Solar

Conventional solar installations require the use of metal piping to protect the high-voltage line that routes from the rooftop panels to the solar inverter.

Conduit: SunPower Solar

The SunPower Equinox™ system uses a microinverter on the back of each panel to convert electricity at the source. The converted electricity can be sent to your house using wiring in your attics and walls. Your SunPower dealer will help you decide on the best setup for your home.

Electrical Wall: Conventional Solar

Conventional solar systems use separate inverters to convert electricity for your household use, adding more utility boxes to the outside wall of your home.

Electrical Wall: SunPower Solar

The SunPower Equinox™ system’s microinverters eliminate the need for separate inverter boxes and feed usable electricity directly into your home.2

Consumption Monitoring: SunPower Solar

The SunPower Equinox™ system comes with the EnergyLink® software that helps you track how much energy you’re producing and using.3 Check in anytime from your smartphone, tablet or desktop to see your daily energy profile,4 estimated savings and the positive impact you’re having on the environment.