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SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BuildingGreen - a trusted, independent source among builders for over 30 years - has long recognized green building products that help transform the industry by conserving energy and water, reducing emissions, and improving the overall environmental impact of physical structures. Today, SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) announces that its solar carport solutions are being recognized as one of BuildingGreen's top 10 recommended products for 2018."Our annual, Top 10 Green Building Products list represents the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors," said Brent Ehrlich, BuildingGreen's products and materials specialist. "We selected SunPower's carport solutions for their use of underutilized spaces, and for their multi-functional structural designs that can incorporate graywater and EV charging. SunPower's efficient solar panels are also Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver and can count toward LEED credits." Drawing on decades of experience, SunPower has designed and engineered a suite of commercial solar carport solutions that efficiently monetize available space such as ground-level parking lots and the tops of parking garages. SunPower® E-Series or X-Series direct current solar panels can be affixed to the top of the carports, generating clean electricity and providing shade to vehicles underneath. These top-performing solar panels generate 45 percent more energy in the same space over 25 years when compared to conventional panels, contributing up to 35 percent of the credits required for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification. They are also the first and only solar panels to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver designation which demonstrates a product's quality based on five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship and social fairness. "Our carports are sustainable, innovative solutions for companies looking to achieve reliable energy cost savings with solar while optimizing land use and adding an elegant, multi-functional feature to campuses that employees benefit from as well," said Norm Taffe, SunPower's executive vice president of products. "We are proud to see SunPower's solar carport offerings recognized by reputable experts knowledgeable in sustainable building and design, and look forward to delivering superior performance and value to more customers with our leading energy solutions." SunPower's integrated carport designs also offer add-on features including water management, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and energy-efficient lighting, giving customers more ways to enhance corporate sustainability efforts. To see how SunPower's broad range of carport solutions are meeting unique customer needs nationwide, visit www.sunpower.com/carport. 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. SunPower's Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projected energy output, cost savings, and anticipated product performance. These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations, and beliefs and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that may cause results, performance, or achievement to materially differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: regulatory changes and the availability of economic incentives promoting use of solar energy, challenges inherent in constructing and maintaining certain of our large projects, competition and market conditions in the solar and general energy industry, and fluctuations or declines in the performance of our solar panels and other products and solutions. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is included in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time, including our most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or on the SEC Filings section of our Investor Relations website at investors.sunpowercorp.com. 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