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SANYO Solar is to Present Their New Look as Panasonic Solar at Ecobuild

LONDON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SANYO Component Europe GmbH (SANYO), a group company of Panasonic, is very pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year's Ecobuild, the world's biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, to be held at ExCeL London in the UK from Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 March 2012. This year, SANYO will be exhibiting at Stand Nr. N3910.

At the booth this year, special focus will be on the upcoming "Panasonic" brand change for SANYO HIT® solar modules, which will take affect from 1 April 2012. Sales and marketing staff will be on hand at the booth to explain the shift to the Panasonic brand and answer any questions that visitors may have about the brand change.

In addition, the team will also be displaying information about the Panasonic HIT Premium Installer Programme, the company's dedicated PV installer support programme. Launched in September 2011 in the UK following similar successful schemes introduced in other countries in Europe, the programme is designed to support PV installers in the UK, providing them with sales leads from their region, the latest information on products and technology and their own customisable micro site to help promote their business. At the booth, potential participants of the programme will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the programme and see the benefits it can bring to their business.

On display at the booth will be a number of models from the 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. Exhibited at the booth this year will be the HIT® N240, the company's most efficient HIT® solar module to date with a module conversion efficiency of 19.0%, the HIT® HD250, with a module conversion efficiency of 18.0%, and the HIT® Double bifacial solar module series, as well as a preview of the upcoming "Black Back-Sheet" solar module.

Panasonic is committed to providing products and services that meet the needs of the European solar market. By drawing on the group's expertise in solar and battery technology, the company is aiming to become "No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry" by 2018.

[1] The name "HIT®" comes from "Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer".

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

About SANYO Component Europe GmbH

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, is a global company with leading energy and environmental technology and products for commercial and consumer use. SANYO Component Europe GmbH, a fully incorporated subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., is a supplier of highly developed environmental and energy solutions. The company offers an extensive range of batteries, rechargeable batteries and photovoltaic modules. The headquarters of SANYO Component Europe GmbH is located in Munich with a subsidiary in France.

You can find more information about SANYO Component Europe at: http://www.sanyo-component.com

Media Enquiries
SANYO Component Europe GmbH
Stahlgruberring 4, 81829 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49-89-460095-238
Jasmin.Hanf@sanyo-component.com
http://www.sanyo-solar.eu

SOURCE SANYO by Panasonic




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