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TOTAL Touts Joint Bid for French Offshore Wind Asset (Int'l, M&A)
Total, Elicio,Orsted
Date: 2019-02-22
Paris-headquartered French energy major TOTAL reports it is partnering with Denmark's Orsted and renewable energy producer Elicio in a joint bid for the 600MW capacity Dunkirk offshore wind project in France.

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,; Elicio, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01 - fax.,,; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  TOTAL,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  

SunPower Seeks Solar Cell Manufacturing Expansion Investor (Ind. Report)
SunPower Corp
Date: 2019-02-15
San Jose, California-based SunPower Corp reports it is seeking non-equity strategic partner funding for expansion of its Next Generation Technology (NGT) solar cell manufacturing capacity.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower Corp.,  Solar ,  

Hawaiian Solar-Storage Peaker Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
AES Corp, Kaua’I Island Utility Cooperative
Date: 2019-01-14
In the Aloha State, the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative and AES Corp. are reporting completion of their joint solar and energy storage project with a "record-breaking photovoltaic peaker capacity" at Lawai.

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,; Kauai Island Utility Cooperative,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  AES Corp. ,  

Walmart Increases Wind, Solar Power Purchases (Ind. Report)
Walmart,EDP Renewables,SunPower
Date: 2018-10-31
Arkansas-headquartered retail juggernaut Walmart is reporting an agreement to purchase 233 MW of utility-scale wind power from Houston-headquartered EDP Renewables North America. The PPA is in keeping with the retail giant's goal of sourcing 100 pct of its global energy needs from renewables.

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,; EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713)265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00,; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Walmart,  EDP Renewables,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

SunPower Nails 1.7MW Bose Corp. Solar Installation (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-10-15
San Jose, California-headquartered SunPower is reporting the completion of a 4,000 panel, 2.4 million kWh solar installation at the Bose Corporation's campus in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Solar,  

SunPower Concludes SolarWorld Asset Acquisition (M&A)
Date: 2018-10-05
San Jose, California-headquartered SunPower Corp. reports the conclusion of its acquisition of assets of Hillsboro, Oregon-based solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas. Details of the transaction have not been revealed.

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,; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarWorld,  SunPower,  Solar,  

SunPower Adds Hybrid Solar Energy Storage Offering (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-03-09
San Jose, California-based solar cell manufacturer SunPower is reporting the launch of a commercial hybrid solar and battery energy storage business under the Helix commercial solar brand. It will design, install and operate the battery systems with its own software controls to manage demand charges and optimize solar generation.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Energy Storage,  

Green Street Snares NYC Solar Projects Portfolio (M&A)
Green Street Power Partners
Date: 2018-03-07
Stamford, Connecticut-headquartered Green Street Power Partners (GSPP) is reporting the purchase of a portfolio of community solar projects in Con Edison's service zone, from SunPower.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Community Solar,  Green Street Power Partners,  

SunPower Completes Redstone Solar, Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
SunPower,Redstone Arsenal
Date: 2018-02-28
SunPower Corp. is reporting the commissioning and startup of a 10-MW solar photovoltaic and 1-MW energy storage system at the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

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,; Redstone Arsenal,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Redstone,  Solar,  

Notable Quotes on The Donald's Solar Tariff
Date: 2018-01-29
"We'll be making solar products now much more so in the United States. Our companies have been decimated, and those companies are going to be coming back strong ... A lot of workers ... a lot of jobs." -- President Donald Trump, Jan. 23, 2018

"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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump,  SunPower,  Solar,  Solar TAriff,  

SunPower Touts Solar Shingle Efficiency (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2017-12-15
San Jose, California-based solar cell manufacturer SunPower reports it has achieved a 15 pct efficiency increase in its P Series solar panels which utilize cheaper, lower efficiency solar cells and make up for the efficiency loss through their shingling design.

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,; Cogenra Solar, (510) 771-7835,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  SunPower,  Cogenra,  

Winery Solar System to Offset 95 pct of Power Bill (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-07-19
In the Golden State, Napa-based Monticello Vineyards reports it has installed a solar system expected to offset 95 pct of its monthly electric utility bill.

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,; SolarCraft, (281) 340-1224,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  PV,  

Google, Enco Seal Second Data Center Solar PPA (Ind. Report)
Google, Enco
Date: 2017-07-12
Internet giant Google and one of the Netherlands' leading electricity providers, Eneco Energy, are reporting the signing of their second PPA for Google's newest data center in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Google,  

UC Merced Signs SunPower for 5-Mw Solar System (Ind. Report)
SunPower ,University of California Merced
Date: 2017-06-28
In the Golden State, the University of California, Merced, reports it has contracted with SunPower Corp. for the installation of a 5-MW roof-top solar power system complete with a 500-kilowatt energy storage solution from Millbrae, California-based Stem.

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,,; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  University of California Merced,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

SunPower Solar Helps Mass. Schools Cut Energy Costs (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-06-07
The Bay State, which is among the top U.S. states for the most solar capacity, adding 6.9 MW of solar bringing the state's total installed and operating solar capacity to 1,487 MW. Solect Energy and Green Street -- members of SunPower's national dealer network -- will installthe additional 6.9 MW of solar energy with the installation of high-efficiency SunPower® solar systems at 10 Massachusetts schools.

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 ,; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Solar,  

SunPower Biodiesel Assets Auction Announced (Ind. Report)
SunPower Biodiesel
Date: 2017-05-22
Maas Companies will provide agricultural and energy professionals with the opportunity to purchase at auction a 3 million gallon per year biodiesel plant, a 72,325 sq. ft. manufacturing/warehouse facility, two oilseed processing facilities, a $1.1 million dollar 171,000 bushel grain handling facility, two retail fuel stations and surplus equipment on Thursday, June 15 at 10 AM at 1690 Elm Street in Cumberland, Wisconsin.

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, (Source: Maas Companies, May, 2017) Contact: Maas Companies, (507)285-1444,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower Biodiesel,  Biodiesel,  

Macy's, SunPower Dedicate Macy's Solar Arrays (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-04-24
New York City's iconic retail giant Macy's Inc. is reporting the commissioning and dedication of the last of 21 solar arrays, totaling 15 MW, on several of its US department store locations. Macy's financed the majority of the projects through power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar PV,  SunPower,  Solar,  

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