SunPower Solar Installations to Create 1000 New Jobs
SunPower Awarded Contracts for at least 20MW of Solar Installations
SunPower Corporation, a major American solar power company, recently won a group of contracts from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and General Services Administration for solar installations that will produce at a minimum of 20 megawatts of new solar energy, as well as creating 1,000 new green jobs.
The contracts awarded to SunPower include solar installations at several locations: SunPower will be building a 2 megawatt system at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's campus in Golden, Colorado, a 1.8 megawatt system in Indiana, a 15 megawatt installation in at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, and installations at various U.S. Navy sites, which may total as high as 40 megawatts.
The Obama administration has demonstrated its commitment to renewable energy by creating many green jobs as it attempts to improve the country's economic situation. The 1,000 new jobs created by the contracts that have been awarded to SunPower will mostly be in the construction sector in order to build the solar installations. The jobs are expected to mainly benefit the people living in the communities near the solar installations.
SunPower has completed 20 megawatts of solar arrays for the U.S. government since 1999. This new group of contracts will at least double the megawatts of solar energy created by SunPower, demonstrating how the pace of solar installations has increased as the Obama administration focuses on creating more renewable energy and green jobs.