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SunPower Posts First Comprehensive Sustainability Report

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of the world's highest efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that its 2010 Sustainability Report is now available at www.sunpowercorp.com/sustainability. The report provides an overview of the company's sustainability performance, sets a baseline for improvements and contributes to the advancement of sustainability in the solar industry.

"As a leader of clean energy technology, SunPower has a unique role to play in addressing some of our planet's greatest social and environmental challenges," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "We do this by producing the most efficient and reliable products on the market while supporting local, national and international policies that help make solar the energy of choice for homeowners, businesses and government.  SunPower plans to set the standard for sustainable business growth with products and solutions that minimize natural resource impacts, support healthy and clean-powered communities, and develop the talent needed for one of the fastest growing industries."

Improving environmental business objectives is an integral part of SunPower's sustainable future. Since 2007, the company's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell 45 percent, as measured by CO2 equivalent emissions per megawatt (MW) of solar capacity produced.  With a wide range of energy efficiency improvements at SunPower facilities and innovations in manufacturing processes, the company has made significant progress on reducing its carbon intensity and is on track to continue this trend.

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, Helen.Kendrick@sunpowercorp.com