Whether you aim to own and operate centralized utility-scale power plants, procure solar energy contracts, or craft programs to offer solar directly to your customers. SunPower delivers the diversified experience required to customize an energy solution that meets your goals.
Community Solar Solutions
Copper Crossing Solar Ranch, 20 MW
Salt River Project established this community solar initiative in 2011 as an alternative to distributed solar. The centralized project enables thousands of local homes, businesses and schools to offset their energy usage by "adopting" blocks of solar, foregoing upfront installation and long-term maintenance costs.
Municipal Utility Solutions
Modesto Irrigation District, 25 MW
Modesto Irrigation District partnered with SunPower in 2012 to source clean, reliable electricity directly within their service territory, while leveraging SunPower's experience navigating the complexities of California's renewable energy requirements.
Investor Owned Utility Solutions
Solar Star Projects, 579 MW
Kern & Los Angeles Counties, CA
The co-located Solar Star Projects will be one of the world’s largest PV installations when completed in 2015. SunPower developed, designed and is constructing the ground-breaking power plant for MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables. When complete, the Solar Star Projects will deliver enough electricity to power approximately 255,000 homes according to MidAmerican Solar.
Exelon City Solar, 8 MW
On an abandoned property in the West Pullman section of Chicago’s 34th Ward, old concrete and parts of a former basement were choked with weeds, and toxic chemicals saturated the ragged brownfield—a location that turned out to be more than ideal for Exelon Corporation to expand its renewable energy portfolio.t turned out to be more than ideal for Exelon Corporation to expand its renewable energy portfolio.
Investor-Owned Utility Solutions
California Valley Solar Ranch, 250 MW
San Luis Obispo County, CA
The California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) is actively generating reliable solar power for Pacific Gas & Electric customers, while helping California achieve its progressive renewable energy goals. Completed in October 2013, CVSR is jointly owned by NRG Energy and NRG Yield and will inject an estimated $315 million of economic development into the local economy from 2011 through 2038.
Fort Churchill Solar Project, 19.9 MW
Lyon County, NV
NV Energy worked closely with SunPower and a prominent data center customer participating in the “NV Green Energy Choice” program to bring this unique project to fruition. Utilizing SunPower® C7 Concentrated Solar Technology, the system owner is covering the full upfront cost of the system, monetizing the tax benefits, while keeping an option in place whereby NV Energy can take ownership of the project.
The opportunities to integrate solar energy are constantly evolving. SunPower works with the industry’s most sophisticated partners to develop, construct, finance and deliver energy solutions that meet the unique needs of their businesses.
For nearly three decades, SunPower has been carving a unique space in the solar industry—one that spans residential, commercial and utility-scale deployments. This breadth of reach allows us to custom tailor solar solutions for our utility partners. With SunPower, you can deliver solar to your customers through our distributed or centralized solutions.
We own every step of the process, from cell manufacturing to plant construction and operation. This vertical integration gives SunPower the ability to drive closed loop feedback into every step of the process. Through continuous learning and improvement we consistently deliver high-quality, energy solutions.
Not all solar is the same. SunPower manufactures panels with the highest energy production * and unmatched reliability. ** Our Maxeon® cell technology is at the heart of every system we deliver. Designed by SunPower in California. No other solar panel has it.
- *. Most energy per rated watt out of 151 panels tested. Photon International, Feb 2013.
- **. #1 rank in "PV Module Durability Initiative Public Report," Fraunhofer ISE, Feb 2013. Five out of the top 8 largest manufacturers were tested. Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper, Feb 2013. See www.sunpower.com/facts for details.