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2011-08-09 07:40:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Center for Biological Diversity issued a statement today with SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Topaz Solar Farms, LLC, a subsidiary of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), on a settlement agreement regarding two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant projects in development in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. With regard to the agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown said, "This is...

2011-04-12 13:05:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), sponsor of the 250-megawatt (AC) California Valley Solar Ranch power plant, announced today the project has been offered support via a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee of up to $1.187 billion from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). California Valley Solar Ranch is expected to create 350 jobs during construction, will power approximately 100,000 homes, and will be one of...

2011-03-17 07:00:00

DENVER, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion and commissioning of a 19-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado's Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill solar power plant began generating power on December 22, 2010 and is currently the largest operating PV solar power plant in Colorado. Greater Sandhill is generating enough power to serve the annual electricity needs of nearly...

2010-11-30 02:05:00

PRINCETON, N.J. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced groundbreaking agreements to begin construction next year of the 250-megawatt (MW) California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. The solar power plant is expected to create approximately 350 jobs during construction, will power about 100,000 homes and will be one of the largest photovoltaic solar...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to design and build a 30-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, the San Luis Valley Solar Ranch, on 216 acres of private, former agricultural land in Colorado's Alamosa County. Expected to be fully operational by the end of 2011, construction will begin this year and create approximately 100 jobs. Iberdrola Renewables is developing the solar ranch,...

2010-04-29 17:21:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced it has executed an agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) that completes contractual arrangements for the development of a 250-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Today's agreement adds 40 megawatts (MW) of capacity to SunPower's existing contract for 210 MW, which was executed in August 2008. When complete, the...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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