SunPower Achieves Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

The most attractive aspect of pv modules is that they create clean electricity from the sun in a manner that is easily metered and utilized.  This is obvious and easily quantified, but what about the manufacturing techniques used to make them?  Our favorite manufacturer has gone out of the way to analyze their full production cycle.

SunPower is the first and only solar company to achieve Cradle to Cradle product certification; their E-Series and X-Series PV modules have been awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver distinction by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.  The high efficiency SunPower E-Series and X-Series solar panels, manufactured at the company’s factory in Mexicali, Mexico, are the first and only solar products to be awarded this certification, which is based on the sustainable manufacturing processes implemented at this facility.  The manufacturing aspects analyzed include material health, material reuse, renewable energy, water stewardship, and social fairness.

As I have mentioned many times, we are proud of our association with this leading solar manufacturer.

Jevne Ramsey 5x7

16.3 KW SunPower on Sequim barn in the Dungeness Valley, using E-327 pv modules, August 2014.