Thursday, May 10, 2012

SunPower and Giulio Barbieri Partner to Deliver Solar Carports to the Italian Residential Market

SunPower Corp. SPWR +0.88% , a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Giulio Barbieri S.p.A., to design and manufacture the new SunPower® Carport (solar carport), for the Italian residential market.

Under the terms of the agreement, Giulio Barbieri will deliver carports depending on customer specifications. SunPower's local partners will then install the complete system, including the aluminum structure, solar panels and inverters. The all-in-one solar carport system is built for durability and reliability, and is simple to install.

"SunPower is currently designing and installing commercial solar carport systems at schools and businesses across North America, and we are now pleased to offer a new solution that is being adopted more and more by Italian homeowners," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. "Partnering with Giulio Barbieri will enable SunPower to offer the same high efficiency, high reliability solar panels to homeowners wanting to power their homes with solar, but have constrained rooftops."

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