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New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce Partners with SunPower to Offer Discounts on Residential and Commercial Solar Systems

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce (NMGCC) announced today that it has partnered with SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, panels and systems, to offer rebates to all regular chamber members on purchases of new SunPower solar systems for their homes and businesses.

"Partnering with SunPower to offer these incentives makes it easy and affordable for members to purchase solar systems for their homes and businesses today," said Allan Oliver, CEO of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce.  "This exciting new program not only offers a significant savings to our members, but will help support jobs in the fast-growing clean-energy sector."

In addition to the discounts on high-efficiency SunPower solar systems, the company will offer free, comprehensive solar workshops, including information on available state and local financial incentives, via its authorized dealers, NMGCC members Positive Energy and Consolidated Solar Technologies. These workshops will be scheduled throughout the summer months in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces areas.

"This is a great opportunity for members to install the most reliable solar panels available today at a reduced rate," said Jim Pape, president, SunPower residential and commercial business unit.  "SunPower solar systems offer guaranteed performance, delivering both monthly financial savings and clean, renewable solar power for 25 years or more."

The program offers residential customers rebates up to $2,000 in addition to any federal and local incentives and up to $10,000 for commercial solar projects.

Members can call SunPower at 1-877-779-7496, or visit www.sunpowercorp.com/asp/nmgcc for residential information, or www.sunpowercorp.com/bsp/greenchamberbiz for commercial inquiries. A qualified SunPower dealer will respond within three business days.

About the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce:

With more than 1100 member businesses statewide, the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business owners who subscribe to a Triple Bottom Line that invests in people, protects land, air and water, and creates long-term profits.  One of its goals is to unleash the creative force of business to rebuild local economies and to take advantage of new opportunities in a fast-growing clean energy economy.  For more information, visit www.nmgreenchamber.com.

About SunPower

SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.

SunPower is the registered trademark of SunPower Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  

SOURCE SunPower Corp.

For further information: Helen Kendrick, SunPower Corp, +1-408-240-5585, hkendrick@sunpowercorp.com; or Celerah Hewes-Rutledge, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, +1-505-916-1247, celerah@nmgreenchamber.com