AT&T* and SunPower have entered into an agreement that brings Internet of Things (IoT) technology to SunPower’s newest home energy solution— SunPower Equinox™. The companies will also collaborate on co-marketing efforts to offer a SunPower® home solar system to qualified AT&T customers this summer.
SunPower recently released its SunPower Equinox system to homeowners in the U.S. SunPower calculates that its solution delivers 70 percent more energy over 25 years with 70 percent fewer visible parts compared to conventional solar. Over the next two years, AT&T and SunPower expect to wirelessly connect at least 100,000 solar electric systems in the U.S. providing customers with reliable access to system performance through AT&T’s IoT capabilities. The technology collaboration is designed to reduce onsite homeowner visits by allowing SunPower to wirelessly support solar power systems as needed and in near real-time.
“Our IoT solutions help customers remotely monitor cargo, homes, vehicles, containers and also —solar panels,” said Mike Troiano, vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. “Connectivity is changing how companies operate. We’re thrilled SunPower chose us to give them near real-time insights into how their solar energy solutions are performing for their customers and the tools to help manage them remotely.”
“Through this IoT collaboration and innovative marketing with AT&T, we are making solar even more mainstream,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, business units. “The SunPower Equinox system is already a game changer for home solar, offering our customers unbeatable power, long-term performance and curb appeal. Now by incorporating AT&T IoT technology into SunPower’s solar energy solutions, we are enabling a future of solar energy management that is reliable, simple, and cost-effective.”