At Intersolar, SANYO will be displaying a number of models from its highly-acclaimed HIT®*1 solar module series. HIT® solar modules are based on thin mono crystalline silicon wafers surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to deliver high conversion efficiency, outstanding temperature characteristics and higher output power on a given roof area compared to conventional crystalline modules, allowing users to maximize the benefits they receive from the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) subsidy schemes. On display will be the HIT® N240, SANYO’s most efficient HIT® solar module to date with a conversion efficiency of 21.6%, the HIT® HD250, with a conversion efficiency of 20.8%, and the HIT® Double bifacial solar module series.
In addition, SANYO will also be exhibiting its pioneering "Smart Energy System" (SES), incorporating its technologies for energy creation (solar modules), energy storage (rechargeable batteries) and energy saving (efficient energy usage) to optimally control energy usage and maximize efficiency in the system. The SES is ideal for a wide variety of energy storage applications, from small scale residential systems to large scale storage systems, bringing a wide variety of benefits ranging from electricity cost reductions for individual consumers by increasing self-consumption of electricity and reducing the usage of electricity from the grid to grid stabilization for grid operators and utility companies. Samples of the battery management system and battery modules used in residential systems will be on display at the SANYO booth.
SANYO is committed to providing energy storage that meets the needs of the European market, one of the most important markets for its solar business. With its solar, lithium-ion battery and battery management technology, SANYO is pleased to pave the way for the future of local production and consumption of energy in the post-incentives era and is striving towards the realisation of a low carbon society.
In 2004, SANYO Component Europe GmbH, the European sales headquarter was established, followed by the module assembly production site in Hungary in 2005.