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SANYO North America and InSpec Group Announce Strategic Partnership

January 15, 2010

San Diego, CA and Portland, OR, January 15, 2010 - With the successful on-time opening of the SANYO Solar of Oregon PV silicon manufacturing plant in Salem, Oregon, SANYO North America corporation (SANYO) and InSpec Group (InSpec) announce a strategic partnership agreement aimed at providing Total Energy Solutions for customers seeking to reduce energy consumption, limit CO2 emissions, and improve the overall efficiency of their facility operations.

Among the specific initiatives outlined, InSpec has created a new division called InSpec Energy Solutions to pursue broad market adoption of energy efficiency and resource conservation projects, including commercial and utility-scale solar integration, high efficiency HVAC systems and other environmental friendly products. InSpec Group will evaluate the efficiency of a customer's facility operations and provide solutions that reduce waste and improve cost performance.
"InSpec welcomes SANYO as a partner," said Taro Toyoda, Chief Operations Officer for the InSpec Group. "SANYO offers us products and technologies in energy and environment that we can utilize to accomplish our goals of commercial and utility-scale solutions integration in our projects, which adds more value to our customers."

InSpec Group has already successfully completed a 166kW PV-array solar project near Portland's international airport. The state-of-the-art SANYO HIT-Power solar modules incorporated into this system convert solar energy at a higher guaranteed efficiency than any other solar module on the current market.
The strategic partnership will utilize SANYO's industry-leading quality of products and innovation to achieve full integration of SANYO's total energy solutions product line across the United States and InSpec Group's strength of experience in engineering and construction management of complex industrial projects.
"We are proud to have InSpec as a partner providing total solutions for future customers, helping them reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency as SANYO moves forward as a leading company for energy and environment," said Masami Murata, President of SANYO North America Corporation.

About SANYO North America

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications based on its brand vision ‘Think GAIA.' SANYO North America Corporation (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), has service and sales divisions marketing a variety products including biomedical equipment, HVAC equipment, solar modules, batteries, home appliance, digital imaging devices such as projectors and Dual Cameras, audio devices audio/visual, and lifestyle products such as the eneloop bike. SANYO also provides environment-related technology such as total system solutions for LEED certified offices and buildings. For more information on SANYO, please visit

About InSpec Group

InSpec Group is an innovative multi-disciplinary engineering and construction group providing facility and energy solutions to customers across the nation from offices on the US west coast, southeastern US and the American heartland as well as Tokyo, JAPAN.  In addition to its PV solar integration business, InSpec Group has project expertise throughout the entire supply chain of Energy Solutions industries, including advanced materials such as polysilicon, single-crystalline silicon wafers, chemicals and aviation-grade composites.  For more information on InSpec Group, please visit .



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