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SunPower Launches Solar Energy Monitoring Application for Android-powered Smartphones
Homeowners Can Easily Monitor the Efficiency of Their SunPower Solar Rooftop System via Mobile Devices or the Internet

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced the addition of a new solar energy monitoring application for Android™-powered smartphones to its SunPower Monitoring System portfolio.  SunPower Monitoring, which includes mobile device applications and a web-based interface, allows homeowners to easily track the energy performance of their residential solar system alongside their home's energy usage.

With the new Android application, homeowners can not only follow their system's performance, home energy usage and trends, but swipe back to view its history, and share with friends and family in real-time.  Homeowners with SunPower Monitoring can conveniently log-on to the web-based interface to access their home's energy information from virtually anywhere.  Residential customers can view a system's energy performance, home energy usage and environmental savings on an hourly, monthly and annual basis.

"With the SunPower Monitoring System, our customers can optimize their solar investment by monitoring their energy production and usage in real-time using their smartphones," said David Henry, SunPower chief marketing officer.  "These monitoring tools can be used online or via mobile devices, empowering homeowners to track the efficiency of their systems anytime and from practically any location."

The Android application can be downloaded immediately from Android Market™ at no charge and is available to new and existing customers of SunPower solar systems with monitoring capabilities.  The SunPower Monitoring System is available through the SunPower dealer network for homeowners purchasing a new solar rooftop system. 

About SunPower
Founded in 1985, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers the planet's most powerful solar technology broadly available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's experience and proven results to maximize return on investment. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.

SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp.  Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE SunPower Corp.

For further information: Helen Kendrick, SunPower Corp., hkendrick@sunpowercorp.com, +1-408-240-5585