SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) received the prestigious Smarter E-Award in the “Outstanding Projects” category in recognition of Powerhouse Brattørkaia, an 18,580-square-metre energy-positive future-proof office building located in Trondheim, Norway. SunPower supplied its high-efficiency Maxeon® solar panels for the project.
Powerhouse Brattørkaia is the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. This means it is designed to generate more energy than it will consume in its lifetime, from the production of building materials, construction, operation and management, to its eventual disposal. The excess clean solar energy – more than twice what the building needs for its own use annually – goes to a local micro-grid to power neighboring buildings, e-buses, cars and the nearby port’s ferry system.