SunPower Corp. has finished a 1 MW solar power system on the University of California, Merced, campus. The university expects the system, which SunPower will finance with Wells Fargo through a sale-leaseback transaction, to produce two-thirds of the campus' electricity on summer afternoons and 20% of its annual electricity needs.
The system utilizes SunPower solar panels with the SunPower T20 Tracker system. The SunPower says the T20 Tracker follows the sun's movement during the day, increasing sunlight capture by up to 30% over conventional fixed-tilt systems, while significantly reducing land-use requirements.
SOURCE: SunPower Corp.