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SunPower Targets Hybrid Buyers With Pure Solar Supply

Buyers of Volkswagen or Audi hybrids will find themselves getting yet another sales pitch as they leave a U.S. dealership next year -- to buy a home power network that allows them to charge their new cars using only solar power.

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, has joined German automaker Volkswagen AG to market the panel-and-battery systems in a bid to get environmentally conscious customers interested in residential power systems.