Kyocera aims to hit 1 GW production capacity22. December 2010 | Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends | By: Becky Stuart
Japanese electronics company Kyocera has announced it is hoping to reach one gigawatt (GW) of solar module production capacity by March 31, 2013.
The company outlined its target after revealing that its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, has produced its one millionth solar module. More than 400 employees gathered for a celebration by signing the back of the module to commemorate the event.
Kyocera stated that solar energy is now one of its fastest-growing businesses globally, and said that the one GW capacity will allow it to supply 3.5-kilowatt solar-electric systems for about 285,000 homes each year.
There are over 20 Kyocera facilities worldwide, which already incorporate their own on-site solar electric generating systems, including a 214-kilowatt Solar Grove parking lot in San Diego and a 100-kilowatt rooftop system in Tijuana.
Furthermore, in addition to the operations in San Diego and Tijuana, Kyocera currently has solar module manufacturing facilities in Japan, China and the Czech Republic.
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