SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, announced today that it will supply 291 megawatts of its high-efficiency solar panels to projects awarded in the second round of France's CRE tender process, which includes ground mount, carport and roof top projects in continental France and storage and self-consumption in the country's ZNI (non-interconnected zones).
"With these awards, the total capacity of SunPower® solar panels supplied to ground, carport and rooftop, and ZNI projects awarded in this year's first and second round tender process is 505 megawatts, more than any other solar panel brand," said SunPower Executive Vice President Peter Aschenbrenner. "SunPower solar panels deliver cost-competitive power and proven long-term reliability, and we are proud to play a significant role in serving France's goals for clean, renewable solar power."
Compared to conventional panels, E-Series solar panels produce 30 percent more energy in the same space over the first 25 years. SunPower's direct current E-Series solar panels, as well as its X-Series solar panels, are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver. SunPower is the only solar panel manufacturer in the world to achieve this designation, which demonstrates a product's quality based on rankings in five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness.
As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.