SunPower to Build 8-MW Plant in Spain

SunPower Corp. has announced that its Spanish subsidiary will engineer, procure equipment for and construct an approximately 8-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Extremadura region of Spain.

A corporate affiliate of The Naturener Group, a Spanish-based company, will own the plant and SunPower expects the system will begin operating in September 2008. This announcment brings Naturener’s deals with SunPower to a total of 30 MW of solar PV capacity.

“SunPower’s engineering, procurement and construction expertise will be key to meeting our budget and schedule targets,” said Rafael Sanchez-Castillo, CEO of The Naturener Group. “We are pleased to continue the solar power segment of our renewable energy portfolio in Spain.”