"With this acquisition complete, SunPower is accelerating growth in the Italian market, and pursuing new opportunities in other parts of Europe and Middle East," said Howard Wenger, president of SunPower’s utilities and power plants business group. "The acquisition of SunRay provides us with strong visibility in the second half of 2010 and in 2011, and is consistent with our long-term company strategy to develop a strong brand and complementary channels to market."
"We are pleased to join the global solar technology, performance and quality leader for solar power plants," said Yoram Amiga, CEO of SunRay. "The global experience of SunPower and SunRay combined benefits our customers with the delivery of reliable energy at competitive prices."
The total consideration for the acquisition is approximately $277 million, including approximately $263 million in cash and $14 million in promissory notes.