SunPower Increases United States R&D Budget

SunPower’s San Jose, Calif. newly completed $25 million research facility.

SunPower’s San Jose, Calif. newly completed $25 million research facility.

This year SunPower, producer of high-efficiency solar cells, has increased their US R&D budget by $25 million. This boost is primarily focused on a new state of the art pilot manufacturing facility with a scalable production line in San Jose California. The ultimate goal is to utilize the best testing equipment available in order to increase N-type monocrystalline solar cell efficiency while at the same time reducing production costs.

When the high tech micro production line produces favorable reproducible results it will be scaled to one of the larger campuses. The cells produced at these facilities will be better than ever.

This is great for the RV solar industry as it will provide higher output solar panels with the same footprint that we are using today. Innovation is the name of the game in the solar power industry. We cannot wait to see where we are in 2 to 3 years. 

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