Gallery: Solar Power Heavyweight Sunpower Sues SolarCity Over Stolen Da...


Two solar power giants in the US are embroiled in a legal face off which has industrial espionage and intrigue written all over it. Commercial solar supplier Sunpower is hitting solar installer SolarCity with a lawsuit claiming it stole confidential information. The claims are against five ex-Sunpower employees who downloaded “tens of thousands of documents and confidential data” and SolarCity, who allegedly accepted the stolen information. The lawsuit pits the biggest supplier of solar in California against the nation’s largest residential installer, and to raise the stakes even more, Solar City was looking for an IPO in the third quarter of 2012, which now could be pushed back.

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  1. Moogie March 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I just heard of another case against Solar City– my neighbor’s friend is suing them for a bad consult.

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