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History

More than 30 years of experience in solar technology has earned us a reputation for reliability among our customers.

1975

Amorphous silicon solar cell development launched.


1980

The world's first commercial production of amorphous silicon solar cells.


1992

Japan's first installation of an on-grid photovoltaic power generating system for residential use.


1994

Photovoltaic power generating system for residential use marketed.


1997

HIT Solar Cell

HIT solar cells*1 marketed.


2001

SOLAR ARK

SANYO Solar Ark, one of the world's largest photovoltaic power generating systems, completed at Gifu Plant.


2003

HIT photovoltaic module / Nishikinohama Factory (Osaka prefecture)

200W photovoltaic module with the world's highest*2 conversion efficiency marketed.
Established the Nishikinohama plant as photovoltaic cell/module production base.


2005

SANYO Hungary Kft. Plant (Hungary) Kft. (Dorog, Hungary)

Started mass production of HIT photovoltaic modules at the factory in Hungary.


2007

Cumulative production of HIT solar cells tops 100 million units.


2008

Started Shiga Plant operation.


2009

Started production of Solar ingot and wafer at SANYO Solar of Oregon L.L.C.


*1   "HIT" is a trademark of Panasonic Group.
*2   Highest in cell conversion efficiency of 19.7% and module efficiency of 17.0%. (as of April 1, 2003, at mass-production level)

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