Poughkeepsie Town Hall Lights up with Solar


Hudson Valley Clean Energy Installs First SunPower T10 System in Upstate New York

RHINEBECK, N.Y, Jan. 9 / - Hudson Valley Clean Energy and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR), a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced the completed rooftop installation of a 10-kilowatt solar electric power system at the Poughkeepsie Town Hall.

"Rich in culture and history, Poughkeepsie understands the responsibility we have to preserve our environment for future generations," said Pat Myers, supervisor, Town of Poughkeepsie. "Thanks to Hudson Valley Clean Energy and SunPower, we are now generating our own clean, renewable solar power at Town Hall, while lowering electricity costs."

For this project, Hudson Valley Clean Energy utilized high-efficiency SunPower solar panels and the non-penetrating SunPower® T10 Solar Roof Tile, which tilt at a 10-degree angle to increase energy capture. While SunPower T10 systems are installed on commercial and public facilities throughout California, this is the first installation of a T10 system in upstate New York. The T10 system is a low weight, self-ballasted solar mounting system that allows large solar arrays to be quickly mounted on flat roof commercial buildings with no penetrations to the roof. Such systems have become increasingly popular in California as commercial and public facilities strive to control and reduce their future energy costs.

"To maximize the efficiency of the system, we recommended SunPower panels and the SunPower T10 Solar Roof Tile system for this installation," said Jeff Irish of Hudson Valley Clean Energy, a SunPower Premier Dealer. "We actually offered the Town two alternative system designs, and are happy they went with the SunPower T10 solution because it is a lighter weight system and was significantly lower in cost for the Town. We are pleased to provide the T10 system to the Town of Poughkeepsie, and now to offer it to public and commercial customers throughout upstate New York."

About Hudson Valley Clean Energy

Hudson Valley Clean Energy is a full service solar electric, solar thermal and geothermal design and installation company serving upstate New York. Hudson Valley Clean Energy is a SunPower Premier Dealer. For more information, visit http://www.hvce.com/.

About SunPower

SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com/. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY).

Source: SunPower Corporation

CONTACT:
Pat Myers
Supervisor
Town of Poughkeepsie
+1-845-485-3607
or
Jeff Irish of Hudson Valley Clean Energy
+1-845-876-3767, ext. 110
info@hvce.com
or
Ingrid Ekstrom of SunPower Corporation
+1-510-260-8368
iekstrom@sunpowercorp.com

Web site: http://www.sunpowercorp.com/

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