TotalEnergies has signed a definitive agreement with SunPower Corp. to acquire its Commercial & Industrial Solutions (CIS) business for $250 million, including $60 million of earn-out subject to regulatory evolution. TotalEnergies is the majority shareholder in SunPower, an energy services and solar technology provider.
“With this acquisition, TotalEnergies is further investing to grow its distributed generation activity in the U.S. and support its B2B customers in meeting their sustainable development goals,” says Vincent Stoquart, senior vice president of renewables for TotalEnergies. “It is a new milestone in our renewable development in the country, where we are targeting 4 GW of solar capacity by 2025. SunPower will now have more resources to support the growing residential market. We look forward to welcoming the Commercial & Industrial teams and ensuring the continuity of TotalEnergies’ commitment in this business as we integrate this high-quality portfolio of products and customers.”
TotalEnergies’ distributed generation business currently accounts to close to 500 MW in operation worldwide. TotalEnergies will now be able expand its distributed generator business to the U.S.A. and develop more than 100 MW annually.
“TotalEnergies is the ideal partner for our CIS business to take advantage of the growing commercial market and opportunities like community solar and front-of-meter storage,” states Peter Faricy, CEO of SunPower. “The sale enables SunPower to focus on creating a superior residential experience, increase our investment in product and digital innovation, and reach more homeowners. The enhanced strategic clarity created by this transaction will help SunPower lead the industry and deliver maximum value to our investors, partners and customers.”
Following a thorough process involving discussions with a number of parties, and upon the unanimous recommendation of a special committee of SunPower’s independent directors, the acquisition has been approved by both companies. The transaction is expected closing in the second quarter of Q2, subject to satisfaction of all customary closing conditions. This operation is not expected to reduce TotalEnergies’ majority ownership stake (50.83%) in SunPower.