On April 12, 2011, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and California Governor Jerry Brown joined SunPower and partner Flextronics to dedicate a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Milpitas, California. The new plant has created 100 jobs and will manufacture 75 megawatts solar panels per year.
Also, during the dedication, Secretary Chu announced a $1.187 billion conditional commitment loan guarantee supporting the 250-Megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch. As if that wasn’t enough news for one day – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill requiring that 33% of California’s electricity come from renewable power by the end of 2020. We are so proud to have been a part of this historic day.
For those of you did not get a chance to join us, here is a photo album from this event: