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April 10, 2011

Energy Secretary Chu and Governor Brown Join SunPower and Partner Flextronics to Dedicate New Solar Manufacturing Plant

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2011 - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. will join SunPower Corp. and partner Flextronics to dedicate its new solar panel manufacturing plant in Milpitas, Calif. on Tuesday, April 12. Also during the event, Governor Brown will sign into law the recently passed legislation requiring that 33 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable power by the end of 2020.

The event marks SunPower's continued U.S. growth and investment, and bringing manufacturing back to California. In partnership with Flextronics, 75 megawatts per year of the world's highest efficiency solar panels will be manufactured at the new factory, creating 100 jobs. The Silicon Valley location will allow SunPower to quickly and cost-effectively supply panels to solar installations at homes, businesses, schools and power plants throughout the rapidly growing U.S. solar market.

WHO:

SunPower Corp. in partnership with Flextronics

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

WHERE:

FLEXTRONICS - BUILDING 9
1177 Gibraltar Avenue

Milpitas, California

About SunPower
SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.sunpowercorp.com/.

About Flextronics
FlextronicsCorporation is a member ofa leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providerfocused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical, clean tech and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market. For more information, please visit http://www.flextronics.com/.

SunPower is the registered trademark of SunPower Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
Renee Brotherton
Flextronics
408-576-7189
renee.brotherton@flextronics.com

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