Sunpower Solar Panels First to Receive Cradle to Cradle Certification

  • Lea Goodsell
  • Vice President of Business Development & Branding

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded SunPower Corp. the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver distinction to its E-Series and X-Series solar panels. These are the first and only solar products to receive this certification.


The Institute grants certification by evaluating the product design, manufacturing, corporate citizenship and ethics principles. SunPower Corp. manufactures the E-Series and X-Series panels in its factory in Mexicali, Mexico. The factory demonstrated sustainable practices in the achievement of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.


Marty Neese, SunPower COO said, "Cradle to Cradle product certification is another example of how SunPower facilities innovative thinking and builds sustainability from the very core of the company's business activities…It can also serve an additional value to our customers, whether they are looking to boost their own sustainable future or help achieve LEED certification. We are extremely proud of this recognition and look forward to implementing similar programs across all of our solar panel manufacturing facilities."


SunPower Corp., headquartered in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures the highest efficiency and most reliable solar panels and systems. Customers range from residential, business, to government, all seeking maximum return on their investments.





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