May 17, 2020

SANYO: Adds newest solar module to HIT Power family

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SANYO North America Corporation
SANYO North America Corporation, a top solar cells and panels manufacturing company, has revealed the most advanced HIT Power® solar module yet...


SANYO North America Corporation, a top solar cells and panels manufacturing company, has revealed the most advanced HIT Power® solar module yet, the HIT Power 220A. The system provides improved efficiency and energy output. In addition the module was designed to energize integrators and installers with more power per square foot than ever before.

The HIT Power 220A has certified cell efficiency of almost 20 percent, in addition to a module efficiency of around 17 percent, which proves to be among the best the industry has to offer. The HIT Power 215, which came out before the 220A module offers about 19 percent cell efficiency, and around 17 percent module efficiency, which are also impressive numbers compared to others in the industry. The HIT Power 220A module is the fifth to be added to the HIT Power® family.

”SANYO’s engineering teams have risen to the challenge of refining the power generating capabilities of solar photovoltaic technologies for nearly four decades,” stated Charles Hanasaki, president of SANYO’s U.S. Energy System Solutions Division. “The efficiency and energy production innovations we’re introducing in the HIT Power 220A are the result of concerted efforts to drive innovations that produce more energy using less space—in a variety of environmental conditions.”

The HIT Power® solar modules from SANYO are constructed using 72 hybrid HIT cells, which combine together two best-of-breed solar technologies—high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon, and ultra-thin layers of amorphous silicon. The characteristics of this module allow SANYO customers to be somewhat energy independent, because they will receive more for their solar dollar.

“The industry has advanced to the point where home and property owners understand that the solar energy solutions they purchase will not only reap them enticing tax credits and environmental incentives, it will be working for 25 to 30 years to virtually eliminate their monthly electric bills,” added Hanasaki. “We’ve invested a great deal into bringing quality, industry-leading solutions to market so customers can enjoy these energy advantages with confidence.”




 

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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

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Renewables
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Dominic Ellis
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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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