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Seven Solar Homes in the 2009 Decathlon Use SunPower Panels

SunPower Applauds Accomplishment of All 20 Decathlon Schools

SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA and SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that seven of the 20 universities participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (the Solar Decathlon) have designed their solar homes using SunPower's high performance solar panels to power their homes in this competition. SunPower solar panels are the most popular choice among the competing schools because they offer the highest efficiency rating of any solar panels available on the market today.

The seven teams powering their homes with SunPower's high-performance solar panels represent universities from Spain to California. They are:

  • Team California, using the SunPower 225 Solar Panels
  • Team Spain (Madrid), using the SunPower 220 Solar Panels
  • Team Germany (Darmstadt), using the SunPower 300 Solar Panels
  • Team Boston, using the SunPower 230 Solar Panels
  • Univ. of Puerto Rico, using the SunPower 305 Solar Panels
  • Univ. of Kentucky, using the SunPower 305 Solar Panels
  • Univ. of Illinois, using the SunPower 225 Solar Panels

"SunPower is thrilled to once again support the talent and passion of the student decathletes as they bring their market-ready solar-energy homes to Washington, D.C.'s National Mall," said Julie Blunden, vice president of public policy and corporate communications for SunPower. "The winners of both the 2007 and 2005 Solar Decathlon used SunPower solar panels, which offer the maximum power from a limited roof space, a key design requirement for the decathletes as well as residences and businesses everywhere. Secretary Chu opened the Solar Decathlon today within sight of the D.O.E. headquarters which also boasts a SunPower solar system. D.O.E's leadership in solar research and development, as well as market transformation funding has been crucial to advance solar to the position it has today as a commercial technology being deployed from rooftops to power plants."


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