• Adam H. Cooke

SunPower Warranty Full Review I

Updated: 17 hours ago

We all know warranties can be difficult to understand. Many warranties contain a lot of fine print and details that can make it difficult to understand. Am I vulnerable? Are there any other possibilities?

We have reviewed the warranty documents of the leading solar equipment companies and spoken to them to clarify what was included. In order to make this as simple as possible, we plan to highlight the key aspects of each one in a series. This article will focus on SunPower, one of the most well-known companies in the solar industry.

SunPower's Warranty Highlights

  • Includes a labor warranty

  • Covers replacements and/or repairs at no cost to you

  • Is an all-encompassing warranty (i.e. includes every component of your SunPower system)

  • If your SunPower affiliated installer goes out of business, SunPower will still honor their labor warranty

  • SunPower warranties are easily transferable

  • SunPower does not require homeowners to register their system to have full warranty coverage

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SunPower offers a 25-year warranty on their panels, microinverters and racking systems. SunPower monitor hardware has a standard 10-year term.

A Quick Overview of SunPower's History & Warranty

SunPower's cofounder, Dr. Richard Swanson began research into solar energy in 1970 to find a solution for the oil crisis. In 1985, Dr. Swanson, a co-founder of SunPower, was able to fund his research with funding from the DOE and the Electric Power Research Institute. SunPower has been a pioneer in the solar industry since 1985. Notable achievements include the creation of the solar panels for NASA's Pathfinder Rover, setting new world records in solar panel efficiency and powering a solar plane around the globe.

SunPower offers strong warranties, which are better than other installers. SunPower's labor and product warranties are provided by one