SunPower Corp. and GE have completed a 1.1 MW solar electric power system on the roof of HP's printing technology research and development facility in San Diego. SunPower is also providing HP employees with preferred rates on solar power systems for their homes.
SunPower installed a SunPower T10 Solar Roof Tile commercial roof system, which is a non-penetrating product that tilts at a 10-degree angle to increase energy capture. The system will reduce more than 60 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 30 years, the company says
As an alternative to purchasing the commercial system itself, HP is buying electricity from GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE that owns the system under SunPower Access, a power purchase agreement program. HP owns the renewable energy credits and environmental benefits associated with the system, which it may retire or sell.