KUALA LUMPUR: Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which is participating for the fourth time in the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM), is bringing out its arsenal of impressive products to boost its business-to-business and business-to-government segments.
The notable products being showcased are the Econavi range of household products, Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin Layer (HIT) solar panels and PanaHome, a home-building prefabrication system.
The Econavi range of products, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, are designed to save electricity and water with intelligent sensors built into these equipment.
The HIT is a solar photovoltaic technology with the world's highest conversion efficiency, said Tan Chee Hon, Panasonic Malaysia's head of Eco Solution Department.
He said HIT solar panels are manufactured at the company's factory in Kulim Hi-Tech Park.
HIT panels are scalable, making them suitable for home as well as commercial and industrial use.
PanaHome is a home-building system using prefabrication that is assembled on-site.
"It takes six months to build a house. PanaHome enables us to design, plan, construct these houses," said Tan, adding that the company also undertakes the maintenance of the prefabricated houses.
He revealed that five houses have been built using the PanaHome system in the Klang Valley and that a developer is in negotiations with Panasonic to use the prefabrication system.
Tan declined to reveal the developer, but said it costs RM250 per square foot to build a PanaHome, excluding the price of land which house owners have to purchase.
The most fascinating product Panasonic has on display at IGEM 2013 is a charging solution for electric vehicles.
The company hopes to have ten charging stations around Malaysia by year-end.
IGEM 2013 is being held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre until Sunday.