SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) today announced the closing of a new program with Bank of the West which will provide SunPower Commercial dealers a new financing option as part of a one-stop-shop complete solution.
Bank of the West contracts and servicing will be private-labeled as SunPower Commercial Capital which will reinforce a cohesive customer experience.
"This new financing program will provide timely liquidity to help our Commercial dealers offer customers attractive returns on solar, without large upfront capital outlays, which is especially important in a tough economic market," said Tom Werner, SunPower Corp. CEO and chairman of the board. "This effort, similar to our successful program in our Residential dealer channel, also enhances our one-stop shop complete solutions approach where small commercial customers will now have the benefit of SunPower's industry-leading Helix® Roof and Carport solar systems, award-winning Helix Proposal® software and now highly-competitive operating and capital lease financing."
"We are thrilled to team up with SunPower to bring innovative and sustainable energy solutions to customers," said Tristan Watkins, executive vice president, Bank of the West Equipment Finance. "Bank of the West is taking action to finance a sustainable tomorrow and I'm proud to extend our impact by working with SunPower to deliver simple, and flexible financing solutions to their channel partners and commercial clients."
SunPower's Leading Commercial Direct Business SunPower is ranked as the number one Commercial direct solar solutions provider in the U.S. for capacity and has been for the past three years running. Additionally, the company was recently awarded $26.7 million in funding made available under the California Public Utility Commission's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Equity budget, which provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter.
"For the past five quarters, SunPower has led SGIP reservations, reinforcing the new business that we've signed and our leadership role in commercial storage," Werner added. "With our new Equity program awards, we plan to provide approximately 36 megawatt hours of energy storage systems across 21 sites for customers in disadvantaged communities targeted by the program."
SunPower has a strong network of qualified, professional and certified installers for commercial solar systems, panels and electricity needs. They are trained to the highest standards and reliably deliver systems designed to produce more solar electricity for the life of the system. To learn more about SunPower's complete Commercial solar solutions, visit www.sunpower.com.
About SunPower As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.
About Bank of the West At Bank of the West, we know money deposited in a bank has the power to finance positive change. So we are taking action to ensure our activities help protect the planet, improve people's lives, and strengthen communities. We are redefining banking for a better future by focusing on areas where we believe we can have a real impact: supporting energy transition, helping enable women entrepreneurs, and financing innovative start-ups. As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West is committed to sustainable finance along with our parent company BNP Paribas. Through Digital Channels and offices across the U.S., Bank of the West provides financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses. Visit www.bankofthewest.com
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