SunPower Corporation has signed a module supply contract with Italian solar plant integrator Ecoware, S.p.A. SunPower will provide Ecoware with at least 130MW over a four-year period. Modules will start to be supplied to Ecoware in the first quarter of 2009.
“SunPower’s high-efficiency solar panels maximize the energy output from each of our proprietary ground-mounted tracker systems by up to 50 percent when compared to conventional solar panels,” said Leopoldo Franceschini, president of Ecoware. “Italy’s abundant sunshine and strong support for solar power offer us the opportunity to substantially expand our operations as one of Italy’s leading solar integrators.”
Ecoware also plans to expand into Southern and Eastern Europe.