• Powering a Brighter Tomorrow®

    Our progress toward building a circular economy

It's true that all solar produces clean energy, but SunPower doesn't stop there. We raise the bar for environmental and social sustainability through our "Beneficial by Design" philosophy that aims to be a regenerative force on the environment and society. From our E-Series and X-Series Direct Current (DC) panels that have achieved Cradle to Cradle CertifiedSilver recognition, to our Light on Land™ program, we are proud to lead the industry in environmental stewardship.

Learn more in our 2015-2016 Sustainability Highlights Report

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Our "Beneficial by Design" Philosophy

SunPower has a closed-loop sustainability strategy that drives our business practices at every stage of our product lifecycle and beyond, extending to our employees and communities around the world.

Learn about our philosophy

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Certified environmentally-friendly

SunPower is the world’s first solar company to earn the prestigious Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver designation for our E-Series and X-Series direct current (DC) panels manufactured in our facilities in Mexico, France and the Philippines for our environmental stewardship and sustainable manufacturing practices within the facilities.

Learn more about our Cradle to Cradle Certification

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Building solar and regenerating land

SunPower's Light on Land program was created for our solar power plant development projects where we build on disturbed lands, restore native habitats, minimize disruptions, and act as good neighbors to the surrounding communities.

Learn more about the Light on Land Program

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Going Landfill Free

Our facilities in Mexico and France have earned the solar industry’s first landfill-free verifications from NSF Sustainability. Take a peek inside our landfill-free plant in Mexicali, Mexico, to see how we do it.

Learn more about going landfill free

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Organizations earn more LEED Points

SunPower helps builders and businesses earn additional LEED points because our E-Series and X-Series DC panels are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver, and our packaging materials are recyclable or reusable, reducing construction waste.

Learn how to earn LEED Points

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Measuring our Impact

Not only do our products help others reduce their carbon footprint, but we measure and reduce our own environmental impact. 

 

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SunPower Product Discount Program

Our Product Discount Program enables universities and qualified organizations to purchase SunPower products at a significant discount for educational purposes and community-related projects.

Find out how to apply

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Empowering those in need

We sponsor 3S (Solar Service Station), a social business which provides rechargeable solar lanterns, training and livelihoods to underserved communities in the Philippines. Individuals not only have safe and reliable lighting, but also jobs managing the station and lantern rentals.

Learn more about 3S

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Connecting energy and education

We partner with We Care Solar to provide science and technology education while building solar suitcases that are donated to schools, orphanages, and relief camps who need reliable electricity.

Learn more about We Care Solar

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See what’s next. Follow Us!

For the latest sustainability stories from SunPower, be sure to follow us on social media.

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We are honored

We are honored to be recognized for our work to power a more sustainable future.

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2016 Environmental Product of the Year Award
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Environmental Leader named SunPower’s Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver X-series and E-series panels 2016 Environmental Leader Product of the Year.

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Patents for Humanity Award
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The U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) recognizes the use of patented technology for social good. SunPower received the Patents for Humanity award in 2015 for its contributions to the 3S Project.

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Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s 2015 Solar Scorecard
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SunPower earned the #1 ranking and highest score ever in Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s 2015 Solar Scorecard.

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Guardian Award for Sustainable Business Practices
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This award from leading UK publisher The Guardian recognizes innovation in sustainable business practices.

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Greenbuilder Magazine Eco-Leader
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We’re proud to be the only solar company recognized as one of Green Builder’s 2015 Eco-Leaders.

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Certification, statements and policies

SunPower strives for transparency and a high level of accountability in our sustainability policies and practices. View a comprehensive list of our ISO certifications, and policies on conflict minerals, EHS, PV Takeback, reuse and recycling.