SunPower Launches Photovoltaic Modules in North America

December 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

SunPower Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA), a silicon solar-cell performance leader and a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., announced the North American launch of its high-efficiency, photovoltaic (PV) module line. Previously, SunPower's products had been available only in Europe. SunPower's new product line comprises three module types, all utilizing SunPower's A-300 all-back-contact solar cells to generate up to 50% more power than traditional PV modules.

"We are very excited to be launching these new products here in our home market," said SunPower CEO Tom Werner. "Our modules offer the customer a powerful combination of industry-leading performance and superior product appearance. We believe that these products are particularly well-suited to the rapidly growing residential market where aesthetics are very important and where homeowners want to maximize installed power on their limited roof area."