SunPower Receives California Solar Initiative Research Grant

In a second round of funding by the California Public Utilities Commission, SunPower Corp. will receive a grant of approximately $1.8 million from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration Program.

This grant will enable SunPower to research photovoltaic energy storage for large commercial applications, the company says. SunPower will partner with three energy storage companies – Ice Energy, Xtreme Power and ZBB Energy – to establish a pilot program for demonstrating the integration of advanced energy storage systems in combination with existing PV systems for commercial customers.

SOURCE: SunPower Corp.

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