SunPower has appointed Jeff Waters as CEO of the SunPower Technologies business unit following the resignation of Bill Mulligan, executive vice president of operations.
SunPower Technologies business unit includes the company’s global manufacturing, research and development (R&D) and SunPower Solutions. SunPower has a significant footprint with manufacturing, R&D and offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
SunPower’s NGT cells and modules will offer customers similar performance to its X-Series products with significantly lower manufacturing costs. SunPower’s panels with a 72-cell format at 450 watts will be delivered to initial commercial customer sites in the first quarter of 2019.
SunPower’s NGT manufacturing line will have approximately 250 megawatts of nameplate NGT capacity by the end of 2019.
“We expect that the cost per watt of NGT cells and modules will be similar to mono-PERC technology, but with superior levelized cost of energy due to higher performance and durability,” Werner said.
In addition to ramping NGT, SunPower will begin full production of its Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels at the recently acquired SolarWorld Americas facility in Hillsboro, Ore.