SunPower Signs Partnership for Solar Power Modules

June 29, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

SunTechnics and SunPower Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA), a silicon solar-cell performance leader, announced a distribution partnership, which gives SunTechnics exclusive rights to market $40 million to $75 million of select SunPower high-tech photovoltaic (PV) products in Europe through 2005.

SunTechnics' two new modules feature SunPower's all-black appearance and all-back-contact solar cells that have conversion efficiencies of more than 20% -- a world record in mass production. The STM 210 F, with a guaranteed minimum power output of 210 W, comes with a 10-year product warranty and 25-year output warranty. Additionally, the STM 200 F offers an all-black design, where the cells, module background and frame are uniformly black in color.

The collaboration between SunTechnics and SunPower will produce total volume in the double-digit megawatt range. The first consignments will be available in the third quarter of 2004.