SunPower Solar Energy Academy builds youth innovators
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
To help today's youth prepare for and work in a world increasingly powered by solar energy, SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), a global solar technology and energy services company, is offering the SunPower® Solar Energy Academy, a five-day, immersive, learning experience for California high school students. More than 500 students are expected to participate this summer. In total, over 1,500 students and 150 teachers have participated since the summer academy was launched in 2012.

Applying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, students collaborate on teams as a solar start-up company designing a residential system. Through hands-on activities, field visits and lectures from solar professionals, students learn about project scope, design, finance and environmental economics leading the industry. The academy culminates in team presentations to school officials, community members and solar professionals. By week's end, students will have acquired work-ready skills and be prepared to speak confidently about residential solar projects and renewable energy careers.

About SunPower

With more than 30 years of proven experience, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation and sustainability. Our unique approach emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced SunPower technologies, delivering The Power of One® complete solar solutions and lasting customer value. SunPower provides outstanding service and impressive electricity cost savings for residential, commercial and power plant customers. At SunPower, we are passionately committed to changing the way our world is powered. And as we continue shaping the future of Smart Energy, we are guided by our legacy of innovation, optimism, perseverance and integrity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Since 2011, we've been majority-owned by Total, the fourth largest publicly-listed energy company in the world.

For more information, please visit: https://www.sunpowercorp.co.uk

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