SunPower will supply 64.4MW of its high efficiency E-Series solar panels for the construction of seven solar power plants in France 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.
"Since 2012, La Compagnie du Vent has been a valued SunPower partner, and we are pleased to supply an additional 64.4 megawatts of solar panels that will deliver emission-free power for homes and businesses in France," said SunPower Executive Vice President Eduardo Medina. "Today more than 3,000MW 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.
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