Calculate How Much Money Solar Panels Can Save You and Win Prizes!

Aug 09, 2011, 11:05 ET from SANYO North America Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) has launched a first-of-its kind promotion to help make homeowners and business owners become aware of the savings they can realize by installing solar panels. The promotion will run with SANYO HIT Solar Social media site Twitter @HIT_Solar. Fans go to: to follow @HIT_Solar on Twitter and receive instructions on how to win.


The promotion offers fans the chance to win prizes by going to the SANYO Website 'Energy Savings Calculator' and inputting the information to calculate an average savings on their electric bill by installing solar panels. We then ask them to shout out their savings with a tweet that must include the words @HIT_Solar and #solar in the tweet.

The Grand Prize is an eneloop Mobile Booster ($79 retail) ( ). The Mobile Booster provides portable power to any gadget with USB. This includes cell phones, iPods, iPads, MP3 players and more. The Second Prize is an eneloop Starter Pack ($38 retail). The starter pack includes different size eneloop rechargeable batteries and spacers that convert the batteries into larger sizes. Ten runner-ups will receive a 4-pack of AA-size batteries and a charger.

"It's difficult for people to realize how much they can save by installing solar panels unless they do the calculation, which is why we want people to use our Solar Calculator," noted Charles Hanasaki, President of the Solar & Smart Energy Division. "This graphic representation includes monthly and yearly savings as well as environmental benefits," he added.

From now to August 17, followers who tweet their energy savings will be entered for the chance to win the prizes. For complete details, visit for the promotion, which includes a sample qualifying tweet. There is no purchase necessary to enter.


HIT® stands for Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer. HIT® solar cells employ a proprietary technology developed by SANYO whereby hybrid solar cells composed of single crystalline silicon wafers are surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. The unique structure minimizes defects within the p/n junction of the cell, producing highly efficient cells capable of achieving up to 17.4% module efficiency while producing more power even at higher temperatures.


SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a member of the Panasonic Group, is a global company with leading energy and environmental technology and products for commercial and consumer use. Solar & Smart Energy, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in San Jose, California, and handles sales and services for photovoltaic and Smart Energy Systems. For further information, please visit SANYO's web site at

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