SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) today launched the Solar Discovery Game, an online contest and sweepstakes that promotes solar energy education and awareness in the U.S. The grand prize, which will be announced on September 16, 2011, is a high-efficiency SunPower solar power system, valued at up to $25,000.
To play, participants can access the Solar Discovery Game through SunPower's Facebook page and answer a series of questions on solar power. Correct responses will earn players points and virtual badges, which can be posted to their Facebook walls. New questions will be added weekly through September 14. All participants will be entered into bi-weekly sweepstakes drawings to win prizes, including roundtrip plane tickets for two between any U.S. mainland airports via Hawaiian Airlines, video cameras, gift cards, event tickets, SunPower gear and more. The grand prize winner will receive an installed SunPower solar power system for their own home, or they may gift the system to a friend, neighbor or local community building, such as a school or recreation center.
"SunPower's Solar Discovery Game is a great way to educate virtual audiences about solar, while providing the opportunity to win a high-efficiency SunPower solar power system," said David Henry, SunPower chief marketing officer. "SunPower customers value our products for reliably delivering up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar power systems. With this game, we hope to inspire SunPower's growing online community to discover more about emission-free solar power, and share that knowledge virally with friends and family."
Partners collaborating with SunPower on the Solar Discovery Game include the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Del Monte Foods, Hawaiian Airlines, eBay Green Team and California Academy of Sciences.
The Solar Discovery Game is sponsored by SunPower Corp. and available to legal residents in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The promotion starts on June 21 and continues through September 14. Employees, directors and officers of SunPower Corporation, and any of their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate families and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible. For complete rules, visit http://us.sunpowercorp.com/solardiscoverygamesrules.
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.
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