About Sanyo Solar
Sanyo's solar division was established in 1976 in Carson, California.
Working toward a better future for humankind, Solec creates products that convert the sun's energy into
Since 1967 Solec solar electric modules have been used worldwide in urban and remote locations. From
major metropolitan areas to small villages, Solec's cost effective modules work dependably and
In 1994, Solec combined forces with SANYO Electric, Japan. Both companies share a commitment to
excellence and making strides toward improvements in the solar energy industry. These are exemplified by
the numerous patents held by the companies and proprietary advances that have been made. Further, in our
efforts to manufacture a superior product, Solec's modern equipment uses high quality materials.
Solec was a pioneer in developing major improvements in crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Today many high-power PV applications utilize crystalline silicon single crystal cells and photovoltaic
In 1997, SANYO introduced a product called HIT Power 21™ (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer). This
21st century hybrid product combines the single crystalline cell with amorphous silicon. The result has
been astounding. The HIT™ cells have the capability of achieving an incredible 20% efficiency rating in
Solec continues to find ways to harness the energy of sun to provide alternative energy. Their goal is to
preserve our environment by bringing the sun down to earth.