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SunPower to sell energy storage, potentially lithium ion batteries


Solar company SunPower plans to roll out its first energy storage product, possibly lithium-ion batteries, in a bid to expand its share of the rooftop solar market, company executives said on Wednesday during the company’s analyst day. CEO Tom Werner told analysts that selling energy increasingly will require more comprehensive solutions, including energy storage technologies, and explained “this is a fundamental change in how solar companies compete.”

Adding energy storage reflects the evolution of the company, which started off as a solar cell and panel maker before it entered the power plant development business.