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History

Nearly 40 years of experience in solar technology has earned us a reputation for reliability among our customers.

1975

solar cells

Started research and development of amorphous solar cells.


1980

silicon solar cells

The world's first commercial production of amorphous silicon solar cells.


1992

Japan's first installation of an on-grid photovoltaic power generating system for residential use.


1994

Photovoltaic system for residential use marketed.


1997

Started mass-production and sales of Photovoltac module HIT™.


2001

SOLAR ARK

Solar Ark, one of the world's largest photovoltaic power generating systems, completed at Gifu Plant.


2004

HIT photovoltaic module / Nishikinohama Factory (Osaka prefecture)

Started mass production of modules at Nishikinohama factory.


2008

Shiga factory

Started production of modules at Shiga factory.


2009

SANYO Solar of Oregon L.L.C

Started production of Solar ingot and wafer at SANYO Solar of Oregon L.L.C.


2012

Solar Challenge South Africa

Started production at Malaysia Factory.
Tokai challenger (Equipped with Panasonic HITTM and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries) won the championship in Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa 2012.


2013

Achieved the world's the world's highest cell conversion efficiency of 24.7% at R&D Level.
Tokay Challenger (Equipped with Panasonic HITTM and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries) won the second place in the 2013 World Solar Challenge (Australia)


2014

HIT™

Achieved the world's highest cell conversion efficiency of 25.6% at R&D level.
Achieved 1 billion solar cell production of HIT™.