SANYO Component Europe GmbH is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing a new range of high efficiency HIT modules at this year’s Intersolar, to be held from June 9th through June 11th at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany (Stand 170 in Hall A6). Keeping with SANYO’s tradition for presenting a fun and interactive exhibition experience, this year also sees the introduction of a new host of attractions to be featured alongside these new products.
SANYO’s HIT modules are highly appreciated in Europe thanks to their industry leading energy conversion efficiency. The modules are based on thin mono crystalline silicon wafers surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to deliver a superior conversion efficiency, outstanding temperature characteristics and higher output power on a given roof area compared to conventional crystalline modules. These new modules see these characteristics taken a step further to provide added cost efficiency to users in Europe.
Not keep to stop there, SANYO will also be introducing a pioneering energy solution “Smart Energy System (SES)” that utilizes its expertise in the fields of energy generation, energy storage and energy efficiency. Through advancements in the method of harnessing the suns power to address our day-to-day energy needs, this solution is expected to contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Europe.
To meet the European markets growing needs, SANYO has continued to invest in its production facilities for photovoltaic products. This year alone, the module assembly plant in Hungary will undergo an expansion that will see output capacity increase from 165MW to 315MW, making SANYO well equipped to react quickly to the European market.
In 1980, SANYO was the first company starting mass production of amorphous solar cells. In 1997, mass production of the high efficiency, high output HIT Photovoltaic Modules was started.
The HIT Solar cells (thin mono crystalline silicon wafer surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers) are highly appreciated by the market not only by the characteristics of high efficiency and outstanding temperature characteristics but also because of their very high reliability.
In 2004, SANYO Component Europe GmbH, the European sales headquarter was established, followed by the module assembly production site in Hungary in 2005.