MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 09, 2012
Panasonic Eco Solutions
Canada Inc
., a new affiliate of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has been
established to deliver end-to-end energy solutions for the design,
implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
in Canada. The new Mississauga-based company is able to provide enterprise
customers with a newly developed solar photovoltaic (PV) module product line,
the SCI Series, designed to meet domestic content requirements under the Ontario
Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) incentives program.

“Launching this new company brings us a leap forward in accomplishing
Panasonic’s 100-year anniversary vision of becoming the Number 1 Green
Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018,” said Walter Buzzelli,
Managing Director, Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.. “End-to-end energy
solutions are the way of the future, and being able to provide products that
save, generate and store energy, allow Panasonic the unique position to propose
practical solutions for today while working to further develop innovative
solutions for tomorrow.”
The SCI Series features four different models including 60-cell and 72-cell
polycrystalline modules, and 60-cell and 72-cell monocrystalline modules, with a
rated output of up to 255-watts for 60-cell monocrystalline modules and up to
305-watts for 72-cell monocrystalline modules. The new modules are backed by an
extensive Panasonic performance and workmanship warranty. Following a tradition
of unsurpassed quality, reliability and performance, the series has integrated
critical design points, including a 3 bus bar cell, dual side patterned glass,
clear EVA, a highly reflective backsheet, a robust 50mm box frame and a Tyco
SolarLok junction box. The SCI Series PV modules have been IEC & UL
certified, conforming to UL Standard ULC/ORD STD C1703-01 and UL Standard UL STD
The new SCI Series of PV modules are manufactured by Celestica, a global leader
in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, at their operations
in Toronto, Ontario. Celestica has a strong track record for manufacturing
high-quality, reliable products and managing global supply chains.
To ensure Panasonic quality and reliability, Celestica’s world-class inline
manufacturing processes with integrated redundancies include:
— 100% glass wash to ensure contaminant-free modules
— 100% cell, string inspection
— 100% automated string continuity test
— Low/non-contact infrared (IR) soldering
— Fully controlled temperature reflow profile
— Fully automated electro luminescence (EL) test
— Highly controlled lamination process, including active cooling
Panasonic SCI series panels are available now through key solar PV system
integrators, developers, and industry partners.


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