TOTAL's previous renewable energy ventures include its $1.3 billion acquisition of SunPower and purchase of a 23 pct stake in solar and wind energy producer Total Eren.
TOTAL notes it plans to invest between $1.5 and $2 billion $2bn per in low-carbon electricity with a target of about 10 GW of installed capacity by 2022.
(Source: TOTAL, Reuters, Business Day, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: TOTAL, Philippe Sauquet, www.total.com/en;
Elicio, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01 - fax.,email@example.com, https://elicio.be/en; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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In 2017 SunPower began ramping up its second manufacturing line that will more than double its NGT nameplate capacity to over 250 MW by the end of 2019. (Source: SunPower, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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The Lawai Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system that meets roughly 11 pct of Kauai islands power needs -- more than 50 pct of Kauai island is powered by renewables, according to AES.
The project, which got underway last February, is owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy. The project's energy storage system incorporates SunPower's solar panels and 13,000 lithium-ion battery modules from Samsung SDI.
Hawaii has mandated the use of 100 pct renewable energy by 2045.(Source: AES, PR, Power Eng., 9 Jan., 2019)
Contact: AES Corp., Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, www.kiuc.coop
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The Walmart-EDP agreement includes three EDP Renewables developed, owned and operated wind farms in the states of Illinois and Indiana. The deal didn't specify how the electricity will be distributed or whether the power will go directly toward local Walmart or other facilities.
Walmart also recently announced an agreement with San Jose, California-based SunPower for the installation of both rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems at 19 Walmart stores and two distribution centers in Illinois, all of which are expected to begin construction early in the new year.
(Source: Walmart, Triple Pundit, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: Walmart,
Mark Vanderhelm, VP Energy, http://corporate.walmart.com; EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713)265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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SunPower provided turnkey service for the installation, including financing, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as long term operation and maintenance (O&M) support for the fixed-tilt, ground mounted system on the Bose campus.
(Source: SunPower, 13 Oct., 018) Contact: SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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SunPower plans to deploy P-Series -- Performance Series -- manufacturing equipment at the Hillsboro plant and expects to start product shipments no later than 1Q, 2019. Hillsboro plant upgrades could come in at as much as $15 million, according to a company statement.
(Source: SunPower, Renewables, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarWorld, www.solarworld-usa.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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To date, the U.S. commercial energy storage market has sustained around 50 projects per quarter, primarily in California where they rely on the Self-Generation Incentive Program. (Source: SunPower, GTM, Mar., 2018) Contact: SunPower, Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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The portfolio includes a 918-kilowatt rooftop project in Maspeth, Queens. The project was originated by SunPower dealer Accord Power, which is providing EPC services. Construction, using SunPower Helix advanced technology, is expected to get underway April 1. 2018.
The completed project will generate sufficient power for more than 150 NYC homes. (Source: Green Street Power Partners, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Street Power Partners Scott Kerner, CEO, www.greenstreetsolarpower.com
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The solar array and storage project was designed, built and will be operated and maintained by SunPower, with financing provided by Birmingham-headquartered Regions Bank.
This project is a collaboration between the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and SunPower, and features a SunPower Oasis® Power Plant system. The fully integrated, modular solar power block is engineered and built for compatibility with a future micro-grid, and is paired with storage to reduce peak power-related demand charges for Redstone Arsenal.
The Army is purchasing 100 percent of the electricity generated by the project through a 27-year PPA at rates competitive with traditional energy sources.
(Source: SunPower, February, 2018)
Contact: SunPower, https://us.sunpower.com; Redstone Arsenal, www.garrison.redstone.army.mil
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"I can say without hesitation that customers are embracing solar power because of its cost effectiveness and long-term price certainty. Tariffs would adversely impact the U.S. economy, burden domestic manufacturers and suppliers of other key components, raise prices for customers, and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs."-- Thomas H. Werner, CEO, SunPower, commenting on Trump's Solar Tariff
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For a $9 additional cost from adding solar cells, the P Series solar panels can be structured like shingles, maximizing direct sunlight exposure and raising efficiency. Many of the P Series solar panel features were created by Cogenra Solar, the Freemont California solar panel producer acquired by SunPower in 2015.
(Source: SunPower, Electrk, inhabitat, 14 Dec., 2017)
Contact: SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com; Cogenra Solar, (510) 771-7835, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cogenra.com.
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The solar PV system, provided and installed by Sugarland, Texas-headquartered SolarCraft Inc. utilizes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels, will produce 280,000 kWh annually, and pay for itself within 7 years, according to SolarCraft.
(Source: SolarCraft Inc., Energy Manager, 17 July, 2017) Contact: Monticello Vineyards, www.corleyfamilynapavalley.com; SolarCraft, (281) 340-1224, https://solarcraft.net
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The PPA is for 100 pct of the electricity produced by an Eneco Energy solar farm in Delfzijl, near Eemshaven.
The 30 MW Sunpower Delfzijl solar park came online earlier this year. (Source: Google, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Encon,
+31 88 111 0600, www.encon-energy.nl
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The 5-MW photovoltaic system and 500-kilowatt battery storage system will be financed by a power purchase agreement (PPA). In addition to energy cost savings from solar production, adding Stem's software-driven energy storage positions UC Merced to achieve significant demand charge savings over the first 10 years of the project.
Stem creates innovative technology services that transform the way energy is distributed and consumed. Styem analytics optimize the value of customers' energy assets and facilitate their participation in energy markets, yielding economic and societal benefits while decarbonizing the grid.
(Source: SunPower Corp., 26 June, 2017) Contact: Stem, (415) 937-7836, email@example.com, www.stem.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com
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In Easton, Solect Energy has constructed a 2.8-MW SunPower solar carport system at Stonehill College. The college will buy electricity generated by the system at a competitive rate under a power purchase agreement (PPA) arranged by SunPower which requires no upfront investment.
In Bridgewater, Green Street has developed a 4.1-MW SunPower® Helix™ Roof system at Ajax United Drive, LLC. Green Street will own the offsite solar power system and renewable energy credits while Attleboro Public Schools will purchase the power through a 20-year PPA. Energy from the system is expected to meet about 75 pct of electricity needs for five elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
SunPower solar technology has also helped a number of Massachusetts schools save on energy costs, including Cape Cod Community College, Clark University, Edgerly School, Harvard University, and University of Massachusetts Lowell. (Source: SunPower Corp., PR, Stockhouse, June, 2017) Contact: Solect Energy , www.solect.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com
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SunPower Biodiesel, LLC. was an integrated agriculture-energy company marketing renewable fuel products produced from virgin vegetable oil from planted crops, used vegetable oil (UVO), canola, and fats, oils and greases (FOG) to produce biodiesel. The facility produced 3 million gpy of B100 biodiesel.
The auction, which will be held onsite, includes real estate, two oilseed processing facilities, grain handling facility, retail fuel stations and related equipment.
Sale details and equipment catalog are available at the auction website, http://www.maascompanies.com. (Source: Maas Companies, May, 2017) Contact: Maas Companies, (507)285-1444, www.masscompanies.com
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SunPower designed and installed the solar arrays featuring the SunPower Helix Roof product, including battery storage systems at three stores in Southern California.
(Source: Macy's, Maryland, SunPower Corp , Various Media, 21 April, 2017) Contact: SunPower, Tom Werner, CEO, www.sunpower.com
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