SunPower to supply 64MW of solar modules for seven power plants in France
Published 17 February 2017
SunPower is supplying 64.4MW of E-Series solar panels for seven solar power plants in France that are being developed by La Compagnie du Vent, a subsidiary of Engie.
A significant portion of the panels supplied under the agreement will be manufactured at SunPower's facilities in France.
SunPower executive vice president Eduardo Medina said: "Since 2012, La Compagnie du Vent has been a valued SunPower partner, and we are pleased to supply an additional 64.4MW of solar panels that will deliver emission-free power for homes and businesses in France.
"Today more than 3GW of solar plants around the world are powered using SunPower technology. With high performance SunPower solar technology, power plant developers maximize power generation and generate reliable returns on investment for 25 years or more."
To date, SunPower has supplied a total of 45MW of its technology to La Compagnie du Vent for the construction of five solar power plants currently operating in France.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of the waste generated at SunPower's manufacturing facilities in De Vernejoul and Toulouse, France is diverted from landfills, earning the facilities landfill-free verification from NSF Sustainability, a division of the global public health organization NSF International.
Source: Company Press Release