SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.
AVACOS Solar Energy

AVACOS Solar Energy
DuROCK Alfacing International Limited

DuROCK Alfacing International Limited

December 03, 2009 12:52 ET

Media Advisory: SANYO and AVACOS Solar Energy to Unveil Canada's First Solar Installation Using Bifacial PV Modules at DuROCK Alfacing International Headquarters in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - SANYO Canada Inc (SANYO), a "leading company for energy and environment," together with AVACOS Solar Energy, a Canadian solar photovoltaic installation and project integration company, will host a media event to unveil the first Canadian photovoltaic system combining SANYO's HIT® (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) Double bifacial PV modules and DuROCK Tio-Coat reflective roof membrane on Tuesday, December 15, at DuROCK Alfacing International Ltd.'s headquarters in Woodbridge.

AVACOS, the Canadian solar photovoltaic installation and project integration company that is managing the project, matched the complimenting technologies, which result in additional cost-saving and environmental benefits.

SANYO HIT® Double (PV) modules generate power from both sides, resulting in up to 30% higher energy output than standard single-sided PV modules. HIT® Double bifacial modules are ideal for carports, canopies, decks and porch coverings.

DuROCK's Tio-Coat is a high-strength white elastomeric urethane roof coating that provides 89% solar radiation reflectivity and weather resistance, reducing the energy usage required for the building compared to traditional roof coverings.

In the 10kw grid-tied array, the SANYO bifacial PV modules will provide renewable energy revenue for DuROCK, while the Tio-Coat membrane will reduce the cooling costs of the building. The combination of these technologies results in additional benefits, including improved performance of the PV modules due to Tio-Coat's cooling effect and increased energy production of the PV modules due to the high reflectivity of the roof membrane.

WHO: Key executives from SANYO Canada, AVACOS and DuROCK

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

WHERE: DuROCK Alfacing International Ltd., (101 Roytec Road, Woodbridge,
Ontario L4L 8A9, near Langstaff Rd &Weston Rd)

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Daniel Caunter, SANYO
Canada Inc, (905) 265-4135 - office;


SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is a service and sales company that markets a variety of commercial and consumer solutions, including rechargeable batteries, PV modules, HVAC, digital projectors, dual cameras, digital still cameras, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics. For more information, please visit or

About AVACOS Solar Energy

AVACOS Solar, is a leading residential and commercial solar photovoltaic energy developer in Ontario. Providing its clients with services ranging from conceptual planning and design to project completion. Specializing in project procurement as well as turnkey installation and integration. AVACOS Solar provides solar-generated PV energy systems at or below current retail utility rates to a broad and diverse client base of commercial, municipal and utility customers. For more information about AVACOS Solar, please visit:

About DuROCK Alfacing International

DuROCK Alfacing International is a Canadian family owned company that has been providing their clients around the world with the finest quality interior and exterior finishing systems since 1980. The company's broad range of products and systems, including stucco, decorative floor and wall coating, and roof coverings, are subjected to extensive research and rigorous testing to ensure they withstand the most extreme environmental conditions. For more information, please visit

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