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Italy - Sun Power and Giulio Barbieri partner to deliver solar carports to the Italian residential market

27/04/2012 - SunPower Corp., manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems announced that it has partnered with Giulio Barbieri, to design and manufacture the new SunPower® Carport (solar carport).

27/04/2012 SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2012 -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems today announced that it has partnered with Giulio Barbieri S.p.A., to design and manufacture the new SunPower solar carport for the Italian residential markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Giulio Barbieri will deliver carport structures depending on customer specifications.

SunPower’s local partners will then install the complete system, including the carport structure, solar panels and inverters. The all-in-one solar carport system is built for durability and reliability to endure a variety of conditions, including wind and snow loads, and also protects cars from the sun. “SunPower is currently designing and installing commercial solar carport systems at schools and businesses across North America, and we are now pleased to offer a solution that is being adopted more and more by Italian homeowners,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. “Partnering with Giulio Barbieri will enable SunPower to offer the same high efficiency, high reliability solar panels to homeowners wanting to power their homes with solar, but have constrained rooftops.” The SunPower Carport is available in four versions and can be installed in a number of configurations to accommodate either two or three cars. The flexible design incorporates 18, 24 or 32 of SunPower’s 96-cell, high-efficiency solar panels, delivering approximately 5.9 kilowatts to 10.5 kilowatts, depending on the system size. The system is tilted for maximum energy output and the attractive modular look blends in with any home construction. “We are excited to partner with SunPower to manufacture our easy to assemble solar carport structure for the Italian residential market,” said Giulio Barbieri, president of Giulio Barbieri S.p.A. “Our solid reputation for engineering quality carport structures, coupled with SunPower’s high efficiency solar panels, allows customers to generate solar power for their homes while protecting their vehicles.” The SunPower Carport is available now in the Italian market. Interested customers can call 00800-786-76937 to schedule an appointment with an authorized SunPower partner. About SunPower Corp. 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 and Asia. For more information, visit About Giulio Barbieri Giulio Barbieri is a leading Italian manufacturer of aluminum modular structures for any residential and public application. According to the environmental policies that have been developed over the past several years and are devoted to the promotion of renewable energies, Giulio Barbieri S.p.A has designed and put in the market, with great success, the solar carport that will support SunPower modules. Giulio Barbieri is a company with a worldwide reputation and experience in the design and manufacturing of highest quality, stylish and long lasting metallic constructions suitable to any covering needs, even in customized execution. Headquartered in Poggio Renatico (FERRARA) Italy, Giulio Barbieri exports its products all over the world. For more information, visit