SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) 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, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit global.sunpower.com
The interest of SunPower to solar car projects is the following:
SunPower has a legacy of powering unique solar projects. In 1993, SunPower’s high-efficiency solar cells drove the Honda car to win the World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia a full day ahead of the second place finisher. The company also worked with NASA to develop the unmanned Helios solar plane that flew to a record altitude of 96,863 feet, also powered by SunPower high-efficiency solar cells. Since 2005, SunPower has supported university students with high-efficiency SunPower solar systems for their solar home entries in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. And in 2009, the company also supported students with their entries in the first Solar Decathlon Europe. Most recently, SunPower partnered with PlanetSolar to power the world’s largest solar catamaran, which, in 2012, successfully completed its world tour.