In late January, SunPower CEO Tom Werner spoke on the ‘Economic Forecast 2011’ panel, an event organized by the San Jose Business Journal. Tom and fellow panelists, including San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Sobrato Organization Chairman John Sobrato and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Managing Director Rob Gittings, talked about the current state of their industries and provided their economic outlooks for 2011.
Among the morning’s comments, Tom described how 2010 is the first year of the Solar Decade. Solar is appearing everywhere, on commercial buildings and residential rooftops.
Tom talked about how SunPower is committed to halving the cost of solar over the next five years, making it a viable option for even more households and businesses. This cost reduction will make solar less dependent on incentives and will also allow owners to save more money on their monthly electricity bill.
See below for video of Tom’s comments. Also, check out Tom’s companion article from the San Jose Business Journal which describes the ‘Decade of Solar’ and SunPower’s growing investment in the Silicon Valley economy.
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