Frisco, TX – January 15, 2009 – SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), will display its advanced HIT®* Double solar panels at The New American Home® 2009, while participating in the 2009 International Builders’ Show® (IBS), from January 20 - 23, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C7759.
SANYO has donated 56 HIT Double bifacial solar panels to be integrated in trellis and awning structures for The New American Home®, which serves as the official showcase house of the IBS. Through the innovative use of its hybrid-type HIT® solar cell photovoltaic technology in the HIT Double- a bifacial panel capable of producing power from both sides- SANYO once again has raised the bar in aesthetics and performance characteristics for residential and commercial solar customers. The HIT® Double solar modules are the most efficient solar products in the industry and, with their glass-on-glass construction, allow a wide range of architectural possibilities including awnings, canopies, carports, trellises and more.
*HIT® stands for Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer. HIT® solar cells developed by SANYO are hybrid solar cells composed of single crystalline silicon wafer surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers.
IBS, as the largest annual light construction show in the world, serves as the National Association of Home Builders’ annual convention and exposition, drawing more than 100,000 attendees. The show introduces many new products, materials and construction techniques that later might become the industry standard. The model home for 2009 is a net-zero energy home, educational tool and product showcase that includes SANYO photovoltaic modules, an insulated concrete wall system, and a revolutionary gas-powered mechanical HVAC system. With HIT® Double, the first and only bifacial solar panel in commercial use, SANYO is proud to be a sponsor of the New American Home® 2009. Photo examples of the HIT® Double installations can be viewed online at: http://www.buildersshow.com/generic.aspx?sectionID=1586