SunPower Oasis Power Plant begins operation at Total's La Mède refinery
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
SunPower Corp. has announced that an 8-megawatt SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant was recently completed and is now operating at Total's La Mède refinery in Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, France.

"Total Solar is proud of the start-up of its photovoltaic power plant in La Mède. The project was completed in a very short time and in accordance with the strict safety standards specific to a refinery," said Julien Pouget, senior vice president Renewables at Total. "It demonstrates our willingness to continue to actively help drive the growth of solar power in France through the solarisation of industrial sites."

"SunPower delivers cost-competitive solar energy through innovative, integrated complete solutions such as our Oasis platform," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "We commend Total for this forward-thinking, milestone project, and for using high performance SunPower technology to ensure long-term value."

The SunPower Oasis platform is a fully integrated power plant solution designed to streamline construction, reduce operations and maintenance costs, and maximize value for customers. The high efficiency SunPower® E-Series solar panels that are mounted on the Oasis solar trackers at the La Mède facility produce 30 percent more energy than conventional solar panels in the first year of operation.

SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA.

About SunPower Corp.

As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. 

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