SANYO North America and InSpec Group have been selected as contractors to install a photovoltaic (PV) system and smart energy system for the Oregon Sustainability Center in Portland,US.

The new 679kW solar system will be designed and installed by InSpec, the project manager for the energy systems.

The project also includes a 30kWh lithium-ion battery storage system, which will be connected in line with the rooftop PV system, capable of supplying DC electricity for applications such as LED lighting.

InSpec will be managing the solar and smart energy system design and installation for the building which is expected to be complete by the beginning of 2013, and will employ SANYO solar modules and batteries.

The photovoltaic system will use SANYO’s conversion efficiency solar modules and SANYO’s newly developed Smart Energy System featuring large-scale lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, the company said.