SANYO demonstrates solar initiative in Trakhees -EHS

Published June 3rd, 2010 - 08:29 GMT

 SANYO, a leading Company in providing eco-friendly, energy, environment and lifestyle applications, together with its solar system integrator partner Value Addition, has announced that it recently installed a mock-up solar system on trial basis a 2kWp hybrid photovoltaic system in  Trakhees-Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), the regulatory arm of Trakhees - Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Dubai. The system, which includes SANYO’s HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) technology panel HIP-205 NKHB1-H range, in combination with high efficiency solar inverter from SMA Solar Germany, will be used to power the entire reception area at EHS using solar energy. Takashi Hirao, Chief Regional Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa at SANYO Gulf FZE, handed over the system to Trakhees- EHS.


In addition to the entire reception area lighting, the photovoltaic system installed at Trakhees-EHS will power two LCD televisions at the reception, the main conference room lighting and also the LCD projector at the conference hall, which together is expected to result in 2400 kWh of savings on electricity per annum and approximately 1300 kg of carbon dioxide emission savings annually.


Speaking on the occasion, Takashi Hirao said, “This initiative of voluntarily installing our highly advanced photovoltaic panels within Trakhees-EHS is in line with SANYO’s ‘Green Innovation vision which aims to realise a clean energy society and is an extension of the efforts of our Solar Ark photovoltaic power generation facility in Japan. SANYO HIT photovoltaic modules are developed using the company’s proprietary technology and expertise, and comes with superior temperature performance characteristics that are specifically suited for this region. With its high energy conversion ratio, the system offers the world’s highest efficiency output, and we are certain that Trakhees-EHS will soon achieve significant savings in energy.”


Trakhees-EHS which pioneered the Green building movement in this region by incorporating mandatory Green Building Regulations for New constructions, has always stressed the need for true sustainability within its jurisdiction. Sanyo believes that, from that perspective, this installation using advanced photovoltaic system would help Trakhees-EHS in setting a new benchmark for energy conservation. Given the increasing emphasis by regional governments to maximise investments in renewable sources of energy, Sanyo’s initiatives such as these would go a long way in achieving greater energy efficiency and sustainability. 


 SANYO’s HIT photovoltaic modules are based on thin mono crystalline silicon wafers surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to deliver greater conversion efficiency, outstanding temperature characteristics and higher output power on a given roof area compared to conventional crystalline modules.


SANYO’s Solar Ark facility in Japan is a symbol of the company’s goal of achieving a "clean energy society." Funds matching the equivalent domestic cost of the annual electricity output of the Solar Ark's solar modules are transferred to the SANYO Environmental Fund to support various environmental conservation activities. The Solar Ark, a unique, ark-shaped, solar photovoltaic power generation facility, offers activities to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power generation, and thereby of both ecology and science. This 315m-wide, 37m-tall facility is located in Gifu Prefecture, in the geographical center of Japan. Stationed at the center of the Solar Ark is the Solar Lab, a museum of solar energy and one of the more unusual museums in the world. 


Takashi Hirao has also requested the authorities concerned to encourage promoting the green energy solution by offering FEED IN TARIFF PROGRAMS similar to the system prevailing in western countries. This will optimize the cost apart from being more greener solution as there is no usage of battery and PV system is directly connected to the grid .This will definitely transform UAE’s power generation needs from conventional based system to greener PV based energy solution to save the CO2 emissions and to positively contribute to reduce the impact of global warming.

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