SunPower Corp, a company offering total solar power solutions for commercial, residential, utility and government customers, has declared its selection by the U.S. Government to complete solar power installations in government departments such as National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) of Department of Energy, Navy and Air force, and General Services Administration (GSA). The contract includes 20 MW new power projects and is expected to generate around 1000 local jobs.
Some of the recently awarded solar power projects include:
- Constructing of a 2 MW solar power system for Department of Energy owned National Renewable Energy Lab at its Golden Colo campus. The project installations are planned over its new low energy office complex, parking area outside the building and another parking garage. The project is financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and SunPower is planning to complete the required installations through its dealer Namaste Solar.
- The General Services Administration (GSA) and its general contractor Shiel Sexton has chosen SunPower for providing a modular T5 Solar Roof Tile system which includes an efficient solar panel, frame and roof mounting facility for the 1.8 MW solar system that is under construction and financed by ARRA.
- SunPower was one among the five companies selected for an undefined delivery and quantity contract by the Naval Facilities Command to provide solar power systems required for Navy and Marine Corps all over USA. The projects may range from 1 MW to 15 MW power systems. The company is expected to get around 40 MW solar projects costing around $200 million.
- Earlier during the month SunPower has signed an agreement with Arizona Public Service to devise and build a 15 MW PV system at Luke Air Force base in Glendale Arizona. The system complete with SunPower solar panels and tracker system will save 25% more energy than conventional systems and require less land for installat8ion. This system when completed will become the largest such facility and produce around 50% of annual energy requirements of Luke Air Force Base.