SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 – Innovation, aesthetics, performance and value were the criteria under which the SunPower® Helix™ system was named a winner in The Architect’s Newspaper’s “2016 Best of Products Awards.” The Helix system won in the category of HVAC and Smart Building Systems. Entries were evaluated by a jury of design professionals and editors.
Drawing on 30 years of experience, the Helix system is the world’s first fully-integrated commercial solar platform, spanning rooftop, ground and carport applications. The Helix system was built to be simple and elegant, and to complement record-setting SunPower commercial panels, which generate 60 percent more energy over 25 years than conventional panels. In addition to its unmatched aesthetics, each core component of the Helix system is precision-engineered to work together seamlessly.
“We are proud to see the Helix system recognized as a winner by a jury of experts knowledgeable in building and design,” said Laurence Mackler, architect and SunPower’s VP of Commercial Innovation Products and Programs. “Throughout the product development process, the design team put a premium on ‘beauty,’ which we define by form as well as function, performance and economics. For architects, installers and customers, the result is simplicity and confidence in a singular platform that delivers more energy, less risk and clear insights.”
SunPower’s integrated approach also simultaneously improves safety, reliability and installation speed by reimagining how components connect through an exclusive plug and play electrical architecture, dedicated cable management systems and wherever feasible, zero-tool hardware.
Integrated EnergyLink™ Enterprise software helps the Helix system customers simplify energy management through clear insights into performance and usage, as well as reports on financial and carbon savings.
As the first and only solar panel company to earn the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver designation for its X-Series and E-Series DC solar panels, SunPower is pleased that the Helix system helps builders earn more LEED points and certifications for their projects.
As one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower’s more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.