Panasonic is making a big move into the domestic solar panel business.
Next month The Panasonic Group will launch in Japan its HIT(R) 215 Series* household solar power generation systems.
Panasonic will be able to provide overall energy-saving systems for homes that will include rechargeable batteries, heating and air conditioning, security systems and Net-linking gadgets besides solar panels, which will all be hooked up to each other, he said.
Homes will be able to save on utility costs by selling surplus power from solar power generation systems, and using water heaters at night when utility rates are cheaper, he said.
“You will be living with virtually zero carbon-dioxide emissions through creating, saving, storing and managing energy,” Sakamoto said in Tokyo.
It is the first series of collaborative products to be developed since SANYO became a part of the Group. The launch signifies how the newly extended group has combined its collective strengths for a full-scale entry into the solar cell business.
The new products combine SANYO’s solar power generation modules with Panasonic’s energy management technology, construction materials, and electrical technology, and will be broadly promoted across the companies’ various sales routes, including home appliances, electrical and construction products.
In doing so, the Panasonic Group and aims to establish a position as the top manufacturer in the market with a target share in Japan of at least 35% by 2012.