One unified vision. One revolutionary solar platform.
The Power of One.™

Drawing on 30 years of proven experience, Helix is designed and built by one company to make commercial solar incredibly powerful and elegantly simple. Each component is precision-engineered for fast installation, long-term reliability and impressive returns.

Spanning rooftop, ground and carport applications, this clean energy powerhouse also features the advanced intelligence of SunPower® EnergyLink™ software. Delivering unprecedented visibility into – and control over – your solar energy production and consumption.

Helix™ Roof

Optimizes for NPV or IRR with Dual Tilt or Single Tilt

Helix™ Tracker

Ultimate reliability

Helix™ Carport

Maximizes covered parking areas

Cells: Better by Design

SunPower® Maxeon® solar cells look different because they are different – and better. The heart of the Helix platform, their seamless surface captures more sunlight, thanks to our innovative back-contact design. Our patented cell structure also eliminates the cause for cell breaks and corrosion from temperature swings and damp heat, which account for 86% of the reasons conventional cellsfail1. So you enjoy unmatched reliability and more savings over the lifetime of your system.

  1. Wohlgemuth, J. “Reliability of PV Systems.” Proceedings of SPIE, 2008.
Ultra pure silicon delivers optimal power conversion.
Solid copper foundation adds massive strength.
Unique light-trapping surface grabs more power.

Panels: Better by Design

The world-record setting efficiency of SunPowerpanels2is unmatched in the commercial market today. They produce 60% more energy from the same space over the first 25 years than conventionalpanels,3with less degradation over time. In fact, SunPower panels rank #1 indurability4according to energy experts. So you can feel confident you’ve invested wisely in the clean energy future of your organization.

  1. Green, M. A., et. al. “Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (version 43),” Progress in Photovoltaics, 2014.
  2. SunPower 327W compared to a Medium Efficiency Conventional Panel (295W, 18% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), 3% more energy per watt, 0.75%/yr slower degradation. BEW/DNV Eng. "SunPower Yield Report," 2013. Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper, 2013. See for details.
  3. #1 rank in "Fraunhofer PV Durability Initiative for Solar Modules: Part 2". Photovoltaics International, 2014.
  4. Gilligan, C., et al. 2014 PV Module Customer Insight Survey. IHS Consulting.
  5. SunPower Module 40-Year Useful Life," SunPower white paper. 2013. Useful life is 99 out of 100 panels operating at more than 70% of rated power.
SunPower panels produce 45% more energy in the firstyear3
Rated #1 in panelquality5
40 year usefullife6

Mechanical System: Strength Meets Savings

Built from 30 years of product innovation at SunPower, our Helix mechanical system is designed to maximize your roof’s energy potential. With flexible ballast and anchor options, industry-leading roofcoverage8, and a 10-degree tilt angle, the Helix platform perfectly optimizes the power density and energy yield potential of your roof. Add to that our high-efficiency solar panels, and you get more power per panel, more power per roof, and significantly greater savings. That’s 63% more power per roof, and 72% more energy over the life of yoursystem.7

  1. SunPower 327W panel with Helix DT compared with standard efficiency Conventional 260W panel and flat roof mounting system.
  2. SunPower Helix DT 0.91 ground coverage is highest for any dual tilt product on the market. Highest energy density is achieved when mounting system is paired with high efficiency SunPower 327W panels.

Cable Management: Wired for Success

A rooftop can be a brutally unforgiving place, with temperature swings, intense sunlight, hail and high winds. Well-secured energy cables are crucial to protecting your investment. Our engineers developed innovative new ways to ensure that wires and cables are protected from abuse and abrasion. Incredibly simple and easy to install, Helix cable clips, cones and trays are designed to prevent costly downtime.

  1. Cable cones and trays are designed for a 25-year life. Cable clips are made from stainless steel and are also designed and tested for a 25-year life.

Power Station: Wired for Success

Built in a quality-controlled environment, the electrical connections of the Helix power station are plug-and-play for easy interconnection. Inverters and panel boards arrive on-site ready for fast installation, with no field wiring or tools required. Not only does this reduce installation time, it greatly improves system reliability. After all, when 100% of manual power station wiring is removed, so are the human errors that may come with it.

  1. Source: Supplier Data Sheets and Installation Guides. Conventional power stations typically require 18 manual DC and AC connections. Includes output of DC combiner and input of 2 MPPT channels in inverter and also L1, L2, L3, N, G for both output of inverter and input of panelboard.
Only preconfigured power
station in US commercial solar
Eliminates 100% of manual wiring on roof
Reduces 67% of field connectionsteps10

Powerful Integration:
The Power of One™

The Helix design approach is beautifully simple: the more seamless the integration, the more reliable the result. From solar cells and panels to hardware, electronics and energy management, each component is built to interact flawlessly with the next, yielding dramatic efficiencies and greater reliability.

SunPower® EnergyLink™ Software:
Advanced Optimization

Our most comprehensive and powerful energy intelligence software is now in your hands. With SunPower EnergyLink, you can easily manage all of your organization’s usage and costs – and for the first time ever, you can validate the amount of money and carbon your Helix system is saving.

EnergyLink’s Solar Savings Report quantifies your savings from solar with an unprecedented level of accuracy by tapping into high-resolution metered data and world-class utility tariff models. The Facility Profiling tool makes it easy to compare energy patterns and identify demand peaks across sites. This allows your team to adjust energy patterns to avoid costly charges. EnergyLink’s Utility Bill Management provides a centralized location to manage your bills across all sites, and it also communicates directly with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, so you don’t have to.

Benchmark building performance. Identify energy bill errors. And streamline your organizational processes. It’s never been easier than with EnergyLink software.

The unique SunPower Solar Savings Report shows precisely how much money and carbon your Helix system has saved.