Sanyo Breaks PV Cell Efficiency World Record

Tokyo, May 22, 2009—-SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announced today that it has broken its own record for the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency in practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, achieving an efficiency of 23.0% (until now 22.3%) at a research-level for its proprietary HIT solar photovoltaic cells.