PV equipment supplier Wagner Solar UK will donate 3% from all sales of Sanyo modules in April to the relief fund for the recent Sendai earthquake in Japan, reports Solar Power Portal. The funds will go to World Vision, who are helping the victims and the rebuilding process in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which struck the Tōhoku region on March 11.
Wagner Solar UK managing director Carsten Pump said, “It is heart breaking to see the suffering in Japan, especially the many hundreds of thousands of children who have lost their homes. These children will potentially be scarred for life, so we have chosen to offer this small contribution to World Vision as they are experienced with providing relief and recovery programmes to the long-term affected, namely the children.”
“The devastation has been traumatizing for many of my colleagues in Japan, but fortunately Sanyo’s solar module operations have been unaffected by the disaster. It is important for the Japanese economy to get back onto its feet quickly so that the rebuilding efforts in the North-East region are not prolonged. All at Sanyo are extremely grateful to Wagner Solar UK and the positive impact of their contribution to the Japanese economy and more importantly, the support it will bring to the affected people,” Shigeki Komatsu, Sanyo’s European solar division director, added.