AT&T and SunPower Collaborate on Solar IoT Connectivity

published: 2016-04-27 18:18 | editor: | category: News

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% more energy over 25 years with 70% 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.”

(Photo Credit: SunPower)

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