Engensa completed the first residential installation in the UK to utilise Sanyo’s high-efficiency N-Series HIT solar modules in the middle of February this year. The owners of the system, the Rodwell’s of South London, were keen to play their part in reducing carbon emissions while also getting the most for their money.

“We have limited space for the installation so looked for a system with proven reliability and the possibility to generate as much electricity as possible. With the system up and running now, it’s great to know that we’ll be getting paid for the electricity, rather than paying out for it and reducing our carbon footprint at the same time,” said Mr. Rodwell.

Engensa’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Toby Ferenczi said, “It’s not true that all solar panels are the same. Sanyo have a unique technology that means their latest panels are 25 – 30% more efficient than standard mono-crystalline silicon technology. This extra efficiency is very beneficial when you have a limited amount of roof space, as so many homes in the UK do.”

Speaking from Sanyo, Chief of Business Development for the UK, Julien Chirol said, “The introduction of the residential retrofit FiT system in the UK has been a great support for homeowners wishing to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle and install high efficiency PV systems.

Not only do Sanyo’s HIT modules have the top level energy conversion efficiency, SANYO also offers a performance guarantee of 80% after 25 years. This is critical for the homeowner since the UK FiT system also lasts 25 years. Furthermore, companies like Engensa, with their strong in-house technical expertise, are able to provide homeowners with the right options to maximize electricity generation and system performance.”

Sanyo’s N-Series modules, which have recently received MCS certification, are produced at the newly expanded Sanyo factory in Dorog City, Hungary, which has a production capacity of 315MW.