PHOENIX SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), as a “leading company for energy and environment,” a subsidiary of and the North American regional headquarters of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., announced during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that it is accelerating its “Biomedical & Environmental Solutions” business through a specialty group, designed to provide total solutions packages for a variety of building and lifestyle applications. This includes energy and environmental solutions that boost Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings, a green building rating system.
“SANYO continues to be a leading provider of products, technologies and solutions that are mindful of the environment, energy conservation, as well as the lifestyle needs of today’s businesses and consumers,” said Toshiaki Inoue, President of the Biomedical & Environmental Solutions Division. “Our division enables SANYO to combine its innovative energy and environmental products into an integrated solutions package that will add value to our customers by meeting the diverse needs of all types of facilities and applications across the commercial, municipal, government, residential, college/university, and private sectors.”
The available solutions that are represented within the total solutions group include energy and environment solutions, such as HIT® Power and HIT® Double solar panels for photovoltaic power generation systems, ‘eneloop’ rechargeable batteries and accessories, as well as the possibility of utilizing SANYO’s biomedical, HVAC and electronic device solutions.
HIT® solar panels and photovoltaic systems: Used in all types of building applications, 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 May 2009, SANYO broke the world record with a 23% conversion efficiency ratio at the research-level for practical-sized solar cells. Key features 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 eneloop Rechargeable Batteries: SANYO’s eneloop battery combines the benefits of dry cell batteries by coming pre-charged with the economic and environmental benefits of rechargeable batteries that can be recharged approximately 1,000 times, and even keeping up to 85% of its charge after one year of non-use. SANYO proposes creating a new “lifestyle that values reusing and recycling,” contrary to the popular “use and throw away” lifestyle. Additionally, SANYO offers a universe of eneloop rechargeable battery accessories, including its new eneloop bike, a pedal-assist regenerative bicycle, eneloop portable warmers, as well as its eneloop mobile and standard battery charger units.
Biomedical Solutions: For over thirty years, SANYO has established a reputation as a premier manufacturer of precision biomedical and laboratory equipment. The complete line of SANYO biomedical products includes an array of laboratory equipment with the most advanced technology, controls, construction, and performance attributes in the industry. Today SANYO applies the most sophisticated refrigeration compressor design and state-of-the-art electronics to ultra-low and cryogenic freezers, refrigerators, incubators, and environmental chambers used within the life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, and industrial laboratory sectors.
Energy-efficient cooling and heating solutions: 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.
Green electronic devices for businesses and consumers: A variety of energy-efficient electronic devices for individuals and businesses, such as high definition digital cameras including high definition security surveillance cameras, projectors, televisions, and more.