KIRVAT-GAT, Israel, Dec. 21, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA)(NASDAQ: SPWRB), a US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, and SolarPower Ltd., an Israeli solar power system integrator and project developer, today dedicated a 50-kilowatt rooftop solar power system at HP's Indigo division facility in Kiryat-Gat, Israel.
SolarPower designed and built the system with high-efficiency SunPower solar panels. Construction on the project began in October.
"By combining SolarPower's design and construction expertise with SunPower panels, the most efficient solar panels commercially available, HP will maximize the amount of clean solar power generated on the roof," said SolarPower co-CEO Alon Tamari. "We are very pleased to have completed the first solar power installation for the high-technology industry in Israel."
"SolarPower's leadership in Israel was clearly an advantage to SunPower as we entered the market," said Howard Wenger, president, global business units, for SunPower. "On four continents, the proven performance of SunPower's technology has achieved a superior return on investment for our residential, commercial and power plant customers."
SunPower has completed more than 550 large solar power systems worldwide, including the recently completed 24-megawatt Montalto solar power plant in Italy.
About SolarPower Ltd.
SolarPower Israel Ltd. is a system integration (EPC) and project development company. Founded in 2003, SolarPower designs, integrates, supplies, installs and develops solar energy projects for various applications including grid-tied and off-grid projects.
Founded in 1985, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA)(NASDAQ: SPWRB) 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.
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CONTACT: Ingrid Ekstrom of SunPower Corp., +1-510-260-8368,
email@example.com; or Alon Tamari of SolarPower Israel Ltd.,
Web Site: http://www.sunpowercorp.com/