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US solar firm SunPower is to cut up to 160 jobs as part of a restructuring plan following the spin off of its manufacturing operations.

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made on 27 December 2019, SunPower said it was adopting a restructuring plan to “realign and optimise” its workforce in the wake of its decision to separate its solar panel manufacturing business into a separate listed entity, dubbed Maxeon Solar.

That decision was confirmed in mid-November 2019, however SunPower has now revealed that it will cost up to non-manufacturing 160 jobs, with affected employees to leave over the course of the next 12 – 18 months.

Between 65 and 70 jobs will be lost from its SunPower Technologies

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