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SunPower did not receive subpoena in federal solar grant probe

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) - SunPower Corp didnot receive a subpoena from the Treasury Department's inspectorgeneral in connection with its probe of a popular solarincentive, the company said.

"While we do not typically comment on legal proceedings,given our significant stake in the leasing market, we want tomake it clear that SunPower has not received a request toprovide information to the Inspector General relevant to ourleasing program," SunPower spokeswoman Ingrid Ekstrom said in anemail on Tuesday.

Late last week, U.S. solar installer SolarCity said in aU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that theTreasury's internal watchdog is looking at how the departmentmanaged a program that allowed rooftop solar projects to turntax credits into cash grants. The inspector general is searchingfor "possible "misrepresentations" about the fair market valueof solar systems that received federal cash grants, SolarCitysaid, adding that the inspector general issued subpoenas toSolarCity and other big players in the market.

SunPower is majority-owned by France's Total SA .

(Reporting By Nichola Groom; Editing by Bernard Orr)

((nichola.groom@thomsonreuters.com))

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