Sanyo Unveils New Factory for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Eco-Friendly Vehicles

August 3, 2010 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric Co has announced the completion of its new factory for the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant in Japan. The effort goes in line with the trend toward conservation of the environment. The Sanyo move is seen as boosting the development of rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles.

Sanyo, Mitsubishi Get Working on Solar Powered Hybrid Car Carrier

January 14, 2010 / 1 Comment

Marine vessels, or ships use up a lot of fuel, even more so, when the vessel in question is a giant one like a car carrier. Sanyo, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have come together to create a hybrid system that would make these vessels go easier on fuel, and a lot more environment friendly. The project also ...

Eneos and Sanyo Envision 1GW Solar Cell Production by 2015

January 26, 2009 / No Comments

Nippon Oil Corp,also know as Eneos and Sanyo Electric Co Ltd have a joint venture - 50:50 to produce amorphous Si thin-film solar cells and marketing power generation systems. Panasonic, which recently bought Sanyo has not put up any money yet. Sanyo will develop manufacturing technologies for thin-film solar cells as well as the production of cells and modules. Eneos will ...

Panasonic Plans to Spend $1B+ on Eco-friendly Energy Technologies

December 20, 2008 / No Comments

Panasonic is planning to spend Y100 billion ($1billion+ depending on the yen rate) to develop eco-friendly energy technologies like rechargeable batteries and solar cells. This plan is in align with the company's desire to acquire Sanyo Electric for a sum close to $9 billion. Sanyo's strength is in rechargeable batteries (leader in Li-ion batteries) and solar cells (ranks 7th), which Panasonic considers ...

Sanyo’s Electric Hybrid Bike: The Eneloop Bike

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Sanyo Electric will release an electric hybrid bicycle that has a Lithium ion secondary battery and a twofold assist force, early next February 2009 in Japan. Dubbed the "eneloop bike (product No: CY-SPA226)" it's an industry's first product that reflects revisions in the Road Traffic Law Enforcement Regulations that came into effect on Dec 1, 2008. The maximum drive assist ratio ...

Sharp, Sanyo and Gifu University Team Up on Solar Cell Research

October 10, 2008 / No Comments

Ah, this is something Japan knows how to do, and do well. Research. Sharp Corp. Sanyo Electric Co. and 15 other companies has joined forces with Gifu University to conduct research on nanocrystalline silicon, a promising material for highly energy-efficient thin-film solar cells. The consortium will explore the nanocrystalline silicon as the next-generation photovoltaic material = solar cell. Japan is a leader in ...

Sanyo Sees 2GW Solar Module Plant

August 6, 2008 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric is, no doubt, a leader in the solar cell industry. The company just opened a new production base in Shiga, Japan. Annual capacity is expected to reach 40MW by March of 2009. Adding in its Tokyo plant, Nishikinohama plant, Hungary plant and Mexico plant, total production will reach 340MW. It's not enough. Sanyo wants production to reach 600MW by ...