FPL Group and SunPower Corp. have entered into a supply agreement for SunPower's high-efficiency solar panels and its SunPower Tracker technology beginning in 2010 and lasting through 2012.
Under the terms of the agreement, SunPower will supply its solar photovoltaic panels and proprietary tracking systems to FPL Group subsidiaries Florida Power & Light Co. and NextEra Energy Resources.
In addition, SunPower will locate a research and development center employing up to 50 employees in Florida if the state government continues to support the deployment of additional solar energy. SunPower will work with FPL and the state to identify a suitable location for such a facility. Continued strong demand in Florida could lead to manufacturing and distribution centers for solar panels and tracking systems being located in the state as well.
SOURCES: FPL Group, SunPower Corp.