April 5, 2017 / 8:44 PM / a year ago

SunPower says exploring options for JV with First Solar

April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. solar company SunPower Corp said on Wednesday it was exploring strategic alternatives for its yieldco joint venture with First Solar .

Separately, First Solar said it was looking to sell its stake in the venture, 8point3 Energy Partners.

So-called yieldcos are publicly traded entities that house solar and wind projects sold to them by their parent companies, and third-party entities. (Reporting by Komal Khettry in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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