SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 16, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency, commercially available solar cells, panels and systems, today announced the first nationwide program to support a network of solar power system dealers that sell, install and service SunPower products. SunPower currently works with more than 70 dealers across the U.S.
Dealers selected to participate in the SunPower Premier Dealer program have agreed to provide customers with superior levels of service, including expedited turnaround on customer inquiries and participation in a post- installation site inspection program. SunPower Premier Dealers also complete regular training in the specifications and installation of SunPower products.
"The SunPower Premier Dealer program is unprecedented in this industry," said Randy Kauffmann, chief executive officer and founder of NextEnergy in Concord, Calif. "For us, it means that we will be better prepared to serve our customers, answer their questions, and help them easily take that next step to reduce their utility bills and generate their own clean, renewable energy. It's a win-win situation all around."
"I'm happy that our dealers share our enthusiasm for the Premier Dealer program and have heartily embraced it," said Tom Werner, chief executive officer of SunPower. "Together, SunPower and SunPower Premier Dealers are raising the bar in the solar industry with higher value products and services."
SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and markets high- performance solar electric technology worldwide. SunPower's high-efficiency solar cells and panels generate up to 50 percent more power per unit area than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. SunPower's PowerLight subsidiary is a leading global provider of large-scale solar power systems, with over 100 megawatts installed. For more information on SunPower please visit the SunPower website at www.sunpowercorp.com. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY).
SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp. PowerLight is a registered trademark of PowerLight Corp. Cypress is a registered trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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