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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, www.sunpower.com

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


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, 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

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


SunPower Nails 1.7MW Bose Corp. Solar Installation (Ind. Report)
SunPower
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, www.sunpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Solar,  


SunPower Concludes SolarWorld Asset Acquisition (M&A)
SunPower,SolarWorld
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, www.solarworld-usa.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com

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


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, https://us.sunpower.com; Redstone Arsenal, www.garrison.redstone.army.mil

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


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, info@stem.com, www.stem.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com

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


SunPower Solar Helps Mass. Schools Cut Energy Costs (Ind. Report)
SunPower
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 , www.solect.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Solar,  


Macy's, SunPower Dedicate Macy's Solar Arrays (Ind. Report)
SunPower
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, www.sunpower.com

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


8point3 Taking $329.5Mn Stake in Stateline Solar Project (M&A)
8point3 Energy Partners ,First Solar,SunPower
Date: 2016-11-18
8point3 Energy Partners LP reports it will acquire First Solar Inc.'s 34 pct stake in its 300-MW Stateline Solar Project in San Bernardino, California for $329.5 million.

8point3 Energy Partners is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by First Solar Inc. and SunPower Corp. for the purposes of "owning, operating and acquiring solar energy generation projects with the aim of generating predictable cash distribution that grows at a sustainable rate." 8point3 holds interests in renewable energy projects across the U.S. with long-term contracted cash flows. Projects serve utility, commercial and residential customers. With the expected Stateline acquisition , 8point3's portfolio will include interests in 937 MW of solar projects, according to the company release. (Source: 8point3 Energy Partners, PR, Investopia, Nov., 2016) Contact: 8point3 Energy Partners, Chuck Boynton, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.8point3energypartners.com; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359, steve.krum@firstsolar.com,www.firstsolar.com; SunPower, Tom Werner, CEO, www.sunpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News 8point3 Energy Partners ,  Solar,  First Solar,  SunPower,  


SolarCity Defends Against "Misappropriating" Intellectual Property Charge (Ind. Report)
SolarCity,SunPower,Khosla Ventures,Cogenra Solar .
Date: 2016-09-30
Cogenra Solar Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of SunPower Corporation, and Khosla Ventures are reported to have taken court action against SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo for "misappropriating" Cogenra's trade secrets, manufacturing processes, and other intellectual property relative to the development of shingled-cell solar modules.

Cogenra's complaint apparently doesn't identify a specific trade secret that itowns, much less that SolarCity supposedly misappropriated information, according to SolarCity. (Source: SolarCity, Energy Voice, Reuters, Various Others, 27 Sept., 2016)Contact: SolarCity Corp., Lyndon Rive, Pres., CEO, (650) 638-1028, www.solarcity.com; Khosla Ventures, (650) 376-8500, www.khoslaventures.com; Cogenra Solar, (510) 771-7835, www.cogenra.com; SunPower, Tom Werner, CEO, www.sunpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Modules,  Cogenra Solar,  Khosla Ventures,  SolarCity,  SunPower,  Solar,  

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