Sanyo Energy has opened its plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. As a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric, Sanyo Energy will use this Monterrey site to produce HIT (Heterjunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) solar modules for installation in North America. Sanyo’s solar cells and modules are known for their high solar light to electric energy conversion efficiency per installed square foot. The new plant will contribute 50MW per annum, contributing towards the company’s larger goal of an annual 600MW.
The opening of this plant closely follows the introduction of a new energy and technology park in Salem, Oregon. At present, Sanyo has module assembly plants in Japan, Mexico and Hungary.
“Our Monterrey plant was our first overseas module assembly facility in our solar business,” said Mr. Mitsuru Homma, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Sanyo Electric. “The Monterrey plant is important and vital in North America for the assembly of our world’s highest efficiency HIT modules and the work done here has largely contributed to the growth in sales in North America, and will remain a factor as this region continues to grow.”