Evergreen Valley College Dedicates 1.5-Megawatt SunPower Solar Electric System

Evergreen Valley College Dedicates 1.5-Megawatt SunPower Solar Electric System

Expected to Deliver $12.6 Million in Savings Over 25 Years

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Valley College,
Gilbane Building Company and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), today dedicated a
1.5-megawatt tracking solar power project at the Evergreen Valley College
campus in San Jose, Calif.

The ground-mounted solar array is owned by the San Jose/Evergreen Community
College District and was financed through local, voter-approved Measure G-2010
bond funds. Gilbane Building Company acted as the program and construction
manager for the district, while SunPower designed and constructed the system.
SunPower will continue to provide operations and maintenance over the next 15

"This SunPower solar electric system is expected to generate the equivalent of
one-third of the campus' electricity demand for the next 25 years, delivering
over $12 million in savings," said Henry Yong, Evergreen Valley College
president. "We're pleased to use the savings to enhance and enrich our
programs, and to support the use of clean, renewable power in our community.
We are prepared to use this installation as an opportunity for Evergreen
Valley College to initiate programs that support renewable energy job
creation, preparing the Valley for the future."

Evergreen Valley College's solar power system features the SunPower® T0
Tracker, which rotates high efficiency SunPower solar panels to follow the sun
during the day, increasing energy capture by up to 25 percent over
conventional fixed-tilt systems, while reducing land use requirements.

"Community college and school districts in California are seizing the
opportunity to help the state meet its growing energy demand and renewable
energy goals," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. "To date,
SunPower has more than 50 megawatts of solar power installed or under
construction at educational facilities throughout California, helping
districts reduce electricity costs and increase savings to general funds.
Evergreen Valley College understands the significant return on investment that
SunPower systems deliver, and the added value of working with an experienced

SunPower has designed and constructed solar power systems for educational
customers in California including Mount Diablo Unified School District, San
Ramon Valley Unified School District, Porterville Unified School District, Los
Angeles Unified School District, Kern Community College District, University
of California, Davis, and West Valley Community College District. SunPower is
the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial installed systems in
the United States and has more than 2.5 gigawatts of solar deployed globally.

About SunPower
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 www.sunpowercorp.com.

About Evergreen Valley College
At Evergreen Valley College, a community college located on a 175-acre site in
the eastern foothills of San Jose, we take great pride in our approach to
education. We place our students' realities first. For instance, will they
need help with their language skills? Are they carrying other responsibilities
like children or fulltime jobs? Are they the first in their family to graduate
from college? To all learners--those directly out of high school, in
mid-career or mid-family transitions, and those who are enjoying their golden
years--we offer a supportive environment that values their intrinsic
experiences. For additional information, visit www.evc.edu.

About Gilbane Building Co.
Gilbane Building Company (http://www.gilbaneco.com) is one of the largest
construction and program managers in the nation, providing a full slate of
facilities-related services for clients in the life sciences, transportation,
healthcare, convention/cultural, government, educational, mission-critical,
corporate, sports/recreational, and criminal justice markets.

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

SOURCE SunPower Corp.

Website: http://www.sunpowercorp.com
Contact: Amy Smith, SunPower Corp., +1-408-457-2718,
amy.smith@sunpowercorp.com; or Melanie Cranke, Gilbane Building Company,
+1-858-658-6700, mcranke@gilbaneco.com
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