“Due to both the current and ever-increasing demand we are experiencing in North America for SANYO’s high efficiency, high power generation HIT solar panels, we feel it is very important to be near the hub of the world’s most advanced and most recent innovative technology used for both general applications, and the solar industry specifically,” according to Yoshinori Kaido, vice president of SANYO Energy.

“We believe that the high concentration of our valued solar customers and the highly experienced workforce around the Bay Area make it the perfect location to continue to grow the business as we target 600 Megawatts of annual production capacity by March 2011.”

“San Jose is proud to welcome Sanyo Energy, a world-class energy company that is rapidly emerging as a global leader in the Clean Tech industry,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “Their presence will play an important role in adding Clean Tech jobs to our community, implementing new advancements in energy production and efficiency while furthering the goals of the San Jose Green Vision.”