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SunPower to install 5.2-MW PV systems across UCSB campus

SunPower to install 5.2-MW PV systems across UCSB campus

December 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm 1 comment

SunPower Corp. and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), announced plans for 5.2-MW (DC) of SunPower systems to be installed on rooftops and in parking lots on the university’s campus. UCSB will buy the electricity produced by the systems at a competitive rate under a long-term power purchase agreement withRead More

Largest behind-the-meter solar plant on a college campus, via SunPower

Largest behind-the-meter solar plant on a college campus, via SunPower

November 24, 2015 at 9:47 am 3 comments

Representatives from the University of California and SunPower dedicated the university’s newly constructed 16.3-MW (AC) solar power plant. The new plant, which is estimated by UC Davis to generate 14 percent of the campus’ total electricity needs, is the largest solar installation in the UC system and the largest “behind theRead More

The first turn-key home solar energy solution? SunPower explains

The first turn-key home solar energy solution? SunPower explains

November 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm 4 comments

Energy-efficient homes of the future have arrived and are growing in popularity. According to a report by McGraw Hill Construction, nearly one-third of new single-family homes in the U.S. will be green by 2016. They are energy and natural resource efficient, designed to reduce overall impact on human health andRead More

How new solar module technology lifts efficiency, limits price

How new solar module technology lifts efficiency, limits price

November 16, 2015 at 10:00 am 8 comments

A whirlwind of new technology improvements are appearing in solar modules made by the world’s leading manufacturers, with common goals of improving performance and efficiency, while holding costs down to the bare bone. Many of these advances were touted during the recent SPI show in Anaheim, where manufacturers vied forRead More

Details on new Performance Series panels from SunPower

Details on new Performance Series panels from SunPower

November 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm 2 comments

SunPower announced the development of a new line of solar panels that it will market under the Performance Series product name. The new products utilize a proprietary manufacturing process to assemble conventional silicon solar cells into panels with increased efficiency and reliability compared with conventional panels. Designed to target aRead More

TXU Energy partners with SunPower for new Texas solar solution

TXU Energy partners with SunPower for new Texas solar solution

November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

TXU Energy is a Texas-based company that offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including bringing the first affordable rooftop solar offer to North Texas in 2010. As part of its continuing evolution –Read More

SunPower completes 705-kW solar carport at Redwood High School

SunPower completes 705-kW solar carport at Redwood High School

October 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm 2 comments

Tamalpais Union High School District and SunPower celebrated the completion of a 705-kW solar power system at Redwood High School in Larkspur, Calif. As a result of the system, the district calculates it may reduce electricity costs at the high school by approximately 80 percent, which could result in anRead More

SunPower’s Helix platform: A fully integrated commercial solar power system

SunPower’s Helix platform: A fully integrated commercial solar power system

October 26, 2015 at 11:26 am 2 comments

Achieving a real widespread influx of commercial solar installations — from large companies, small companies and everyone in between — will likely require some new solutions and services from the industry. To that end, SunPower just launched its Helix platform, a fully-integrated commercial solar solution combining solar power production and energy management.Read More

SunPower launches remote operations center for U.S. plants (will monitor about 1.3 GW)

SunPower launches remote operations center for U.S. plants (will monitor about 1.3 GW)

October 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

In order to improve their ability to monitor and control large-scale solar power plants that they operate in the United States, SunPower launched a remote operations control center (ROCC). This ROCC is also being used to monitor operations at solar power plants SunPower has constructed in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australia,Read More

Solar+storage: What’s holding back solar systems with energy storage?

Solar+storage: What’s holding back solar systems with energy storage?

September 14, 2015 at 9:30 am 4 comments

  On its face, adding a storage component to a solar system just seems to make sense. Why not save up energy when the sun’s power is abundant and then use it at times of peak demand or at night when there is no sun? The idea is almost tooRead More