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SunPower City Alliance Program Offers Solar System Discounts to All San Jose City Homeowners and Small Businesses

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB), in partnership with the City of San Jose, today announced that it is offering rebates to all San Jose homeowners and small business owners on purchases of a new, high-efficiency SunPower solar system.

In addition to discounts on SunPower high-efficiency solar systems, this new comprehensive solar program offers homeowners free educational workshops through the City of San Jose, access to solar loans through designated financial institutions and introductions to qualified SunPower dealers who will conduct a free, no obligation solar evaluation.

"We are proud to partner with SunPower on this innovative program to encourage new solar installations in San Jose," said Mayor Chuck Reed.  "These incentives will make it possible for more homeowners and small businesses to enjoy the financial and environmental benefits offered by solar energy."

SunPower, based in San Jose, is an active member of the community and supports many local events each year. Last fall, the company announced plans to expand in San Jose and will move into its new, three-building facility to accommodate planned, long-term growth later this spring.

"The SunPower City Alliance program makes it easy and affordable for those considering installing new solar systems at their residence or workplace," said Tom Werner, SunPower CEO.  "We are pleased to offer our neighbors this attractive opportunity to install the highest efficiency solar panels on the market today, with the highest reliability and guaranteed performance."

For more information, homeowners can visit www.sunpowercorp.com/asp/cityofsanjose and small business owners can visit www.sunpowercorp.com/bsp/cityofsanjosebiz, or call SunPower at 1-877-779-7496.  

SunPower's broad Alliance Solar Program was launched in 2007 and is open to organizations and businesses wanting to partner with SunPower to educate their members or employees on the benefits of solar, and offer them rebates on a high-efficiency SunPower solar system. Companies now enrolled in the program include Applied Materials, BT, HP, and Lockheed Martin. The University of California, Davis and the University of California, Santa Barbara have also partnered with SunPower to offer their alumni similar program benefits.

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 of SunPower Corp., +1-408-240-5585, hkendrick@sunpowercorp.com