SunPower’s Sr. Vice President Eric Branderiz joins Tesla

Tesla on Friday announced that Eric Branderiz will join the Company on October 24, 2016 as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Eric was most recently SunPower’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Eric brings accounting and solar expertise to Tesla after spending 6 years at SunPower Corporation. The Tesla […]

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SunPower secures 27 out of the total 33 awards under France’s ZNI Tender

SunPower has announced that it was selected to provide 39.1 megawatts of solar photovoltaic technology under the French government’s tender for supplying the country’s ZNI (non-interconnected zones) with renewable energy and storage. The company secured 27 out of the total of 33 awards, or 76 percent, under the tender program. As part of the tender […]

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SunPower’s four-megawatt solar power system is under construction at CSUF

SunPower has announced that construction is underway on a four-megawatt SunPower solar power system at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)’s three parking areas. The university will purchase the solar power from solar power system under a PPA that offers competitive rates. According to CSUF this will enable the university to offset over one-third of their peak electrical […]

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SunPower sets a new solar power panel efficiency record of 24.1 percent

SunPower has set a new solar power panel efficiency record of 24.1 percent, surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a solar panel using silicon cells. Early this year SunPower achieved 22.8 percent efficiency for its X-Series solar panel. “With greater efficiency, we can fit more watts on the roof with the outstanding […]

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Con Edison, SunPower partners on 4MWh solar + battery storage project in New York

Con Edison and SunPower has partnered on a pilot project to offer solar power systems with battery storage to more than 300 New York homeowners. Hundreds of homes with solar power and battery storage will provide the utility with a cost-effective and innovative “virtual power plant,” and homeowners with a backup system in case of […]

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SunPower to construct a 7.75-megawatt solar power system at Toyota headquarters

Toyota has announced that SunPower is designing and plans to construct a 7.75-megawatt solar power system at its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas The 7.75-megawatt solar power system is expected to generate 25 percent of the headquarters’ total electricity deman. The project will be comprised of three solar carport structures using high efficiency SunPower […]

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SunPower to start construction on 10MW photovoltaic solar power plant at US Army post

SunPower has announced that it expects to begin construction on a 10-megawatt (DC) photovoltaic solar power plant this month for the Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army post in Alabama.The project is that is expected to generate up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year. SunPower is delivering the energy from the plant under a power purchase agreement, […]

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Total, SunPower bags 164MW solar power plant project in Chile

In less than a week Total and SunPower has bagged second large PV contract in Chile. Colbún S.A. has awarded a 15-year power purchase agreement to Total and SunPower for 500 gigawatt hours (GWh) of photovoltaic solar energy per year, with the construction of a 164MW solar power plant. “This contract is a further step […]

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