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SunPower Congratulates Solar Impulse 2 for Completing Round-the-World Flight

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative solar technology from SunPower (SPWR) helped Solar Impulse 2 blaze new trails for renewable energy. Landing safely in Abu Dhabi, the single-seater solar plane has just completed its groundbreaking flight around the world with zero fuel, demonstrating the durability and reliability of high-efficiency solar power solutions. The feat was a first for an aircraft of this kind.

"The level of performance, durability and reliability required by the solar solution to achieve this groundbreaking flight made SunPower's unique cell technology a natural choice for the Solar Impulse team," said Peter Cousins, SunPower senior vice president, research, development and deployment. "We've helped Solar Impulse break boundaries and set world records using the same cell architecture found in our world-record efficiency solar panels that provide clean energy to our...