SunPower Wins Solar Industry Sustainability Award
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) announced that it received pv magazine's 2019 Sustainability Award, recognizing outstanding sustainability leadership in the solar industry. The award merits were judged by an independent panel of experts.
The achievement, the first awarded by the global trade publication, adds to SunPower's legacy of leadership in sustainable practices:
"While there is always more to be done, we are proud of the innovations that have led to this award," said Jeff Waters, CEO of SunPower's Technologies business unit, which designs and manufactures SunPower cells and panels. "We aim to produce panels as clean as the energy they produce. The same panels that lead the industry in efficiency and reliability are also the most sustainably made."
SunPower® panels also deliver ancillary sustainability benefits through their power and reliability attributes. For example, because Maxeon panels have industry leading efficiency, system owners can generate the same power as conventional arrays with fewer panels. Designed for longevity, Maxeon panels have a 40-year expected useful life and a 0.005 percent warranty return rate as demonstrated across more than 15 million solar panels measured.
SunPower also requires its recycling vendors to be either R2/RIOS or E-stewards certified, was a founding member of PV CYCLE, the EU's solar panel take-back and recycling program and co-led the Solar Energy Industry Association effort to develop the first USA-based industry-wide recycling program.
"SunPower's patented Maxeon cell design removes the need for dangerous chemicals such as lead, cadmium and mercury," Waters added. "As a result, our Maxeon panels can be handled more readily by recycling vendors due to the elimination of heavy metals."
For more information on SunPower's approach to solar sustainability, read here.
As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.
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