SANYO showcases its leading environmental solutions at Green California Summit and Exposition

During this two-day summit, SANYO North America will be on-hand to discuss how its environmental solutions contribute to creating a sustainable future for the state of California. Products on display include SANYO's world-leading HIT® solar panels, award-winning eneloop bike ‘Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle', and energy-efficient HVAC systems.

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 16, 2010 - SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of and the North American regional headquarters of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., based in San Diego, starting today is showcasing its industry-leading environmental products and solutions at the Green California Summit and Exposition in Sacramento, March 16 & 17, at the Sacramento Convention Center in the "Japan Pavilion", booth #1508.

This two-day exposition and conference is designed to support California government's efforts toward meeting the challenges of managing energy and water resources, and creating clean and sustainable communities throughout the state. The Green California Summit and Exposition is held by Green Technology, a non-profit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability between government officials and the private sector.

During this conference and exposition, SANYO representatives will be on hand to discuss SANYO's leading environmental products and solutions and how their adoption can help contribute to a greener future for Californians. SANYO's environmental solutions on display include its world-leading HIT® solar panels, award-winning eneloop bike ‘Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle', and energy-efficient HVAC systems.

"As a leading company for energy and environment, we are proud to be participating in this important industry event, dedicated to educating government and corporate decision-makers about how to adopt sustainable technologies and solutions, such as ours, in order to create a more sustainable California," said Mr. Masami (Sam) Murata, President of SANYO North America. "We fully support and appreciate Green Technology's efforts, as well as the efforts of California's local and state government entities, to make the environment a priority for the state."

Green California Summit and Exposition attendees are encouraged to stop by the "Japan Pavilion" in booth #1508 to learn more about SANYO North America's environmental solutions, including its:

•HIT® solar panels and photovoltaic systems: During the Green California Summit & Exposition, SANYO will exhibit its industry-leading HIT® solar panels and photovoltaic systems, as well as an introductory Solar Charging Station concept, designed to spur innovation and interest in sustainable transportation alternatives, such as plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. SANYO's HIT® Solar Cells (HIT® stands for Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) are capable of the world's highest power generation per installed square area. In fact, in May 2009, SANYO broke the world record of any photovoltaic manufacturer able to exceed 23% in conversion efficiency at the research-level for practical-sized solar cells. Key features of SANYO's HIT® Solar Cells include high conversion efficiency, up to 19.7% from the production line, excellent temperature characteristics, and considerable output under diffuse and low light conditions. SANYO's HIT® solar products include the HIT® Power and HIT® Double bi-facial solar panels.

*Evaluation results provided by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), an energy conversion efficiency public certification body

•The eneloop bike ‘Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle': Officially introduced to the U.S. market in September 2009, the eneloop bike ‘Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle' is a hybrid pedal assist electric bicycle utilizing rechargeable battery power and human pedal power to transport the rider efficiently and effectively with minimal effort. With innovative features such as "loop charging," which recharges the battery while riding, and "two-wheel drive" which maintains a steadier, smoother ride on diverse terrains, the SANYO eneloop bike sets new standards of enjoyable and powerful bicycle riding. The eneloop bike recently won the 2010 Best of Innovations award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the category of Eco-Design & Sustainable Technology.

•Energy-efficient HVAC systems: SANYO wall mounted air conditioners and heat pumps offer the utmost in versatility. By utilizing R-410a refrigerant, a more environment-conscious refrigerant, and DC Inverter technology, the SANYO air conditioner or heat pump automatically adjusts its performance to meet the changing needs of the space while maintaining the desired temperature. This leads to increased efficiencies, lower energy consumption and a very comfortable environment.

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications. SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, markets and sells energy- and environment-related products in North America including a variety of commercial and consumer solutions such as rechargeable batteries, digital imaging devices, biomedical and health-related equipment, HVAC equipment, home appliances, etc. For further information on SANYO, please visit


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