Kyocera stated that it developed the line in order to meet the U.S. market's growing demand for clean, sustainable solar electric generating systems. Its aim is to reach global production volume targeting 1 gigawatt of solar cells per year by March 2013.
"High-quality, high-efficiency solar modules from Kyocera's San Diego plant fulfill the ‘Buy American' provisions enacted by the U.S. government, while meeting the rising demand for renewable energy that has accompanied the current administration's ‘Green New Deal' measures," commented Tatsumi Maeda, vice president and general manager of Kyocera Corporation's Solar Energy Group.
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