SunPower Expands Reach into Batteries, Big Data

Panel efficiency leader SunPower is surviving the Fall of Oil by making friends and forming alliances. Last week alone, it invested $20 million to license Tendril’s energy-services management cloud software platform to crunch its hotly expanding solar data. Two days later, it partnered with Sunverge’s solar integration systems to provide energy storage solutions for its customers.

When the internet of things utopia comes calling, SunPower’s portfolio and people will be ready with solar batteries charged and streaming data analyzed.