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New SunPower chief fronts tough set of quarterly figures

Peter Faricy was barely at the helm during the first quarter of 2021 but his first earnings call will involve him explaining a quarter-on-quarter reverse from a $413 million profit to a near $50 million loss.

SunPower builds two brownfield solar projects in the US

The solar energy projects are expected to offset around one-third of the electric demand of Baltimore’s public buildings.


SunPower loan program for US residential solar, storage customers

SunPower claims that the electricity savings could equal the monthly cost of its 25-year loans for residential solar systems.


SunPower posts solid Q4 results as storage drives growth

SunPower’s distributed-generation services platform, as well as storage and digital solutions, will be key to its long-term growth, CEO Tom Werner said in an earnings call this week.


SunPower launches home monitoring app for solar, storage

The SunPower solar monitoring app draws inspiration for its user interface from unlikely non-energy sources such as Spider-Man.


SunPower to close module factory in Oregon in June

The US module maker plans to start shutting down production in Hillsboro in March. Around 170 employees are affected by the closure. At the same time, however, Sunpower is examining other options for continued operation.


Maxeon brings its AC module with power of up to 415 W to Europe

Authorized Sunpower distributors and installers in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Netherlands are now offering the Maxeon 5 AC module for rooftop projects. An Enphase microinverter is already integrated into the product.

SunPower raises guidance after solid Q3 driven by energy storage

It took a pandemic, but the U.S. residential solar and storage industry has finally figured out how to lower customer acquisition costs.


US residential solar set for a record-breaking year — despite, and because of, 2020

With folks housebound by Covid-19 restrictions and more conscious of their home energy needs, April proved a banner month for companies generating digital leads through their own accelerated transition to a new way of working.

Covid-19 weekly round-up: Differing opinions on energy storage fall-out, a trade show update and some surprisingly positive financials

Negative second-quarter updates from China and uber-low new-solar figures from India, however, show the world is far from out of the woods yet.

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