Sanyo to expand HIT production capacity in Japan

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The Japanese market, says the company, is expanding rapidly due to installation subsidies from the national and prefectural governments, as well as the national government’s new surplus electricity purchasing program for solar power.

The Nishikinohama Factory has a production capacity of 35 megawatts (MW). However, through recently decided process enhancement, the plant will achieve a capacity increase of five MW, bringing its production capacity to 40 MW. The Shiga Plant, on the other hand, now has a production capacity of 100 MW.

The company is working to increase that amount by another 100 MW by next March. However, in order to meet strong demand in Japan, an additional capacity increase of 50 MW is being carried out through the installation of additional equipment, thereby realizing a total capacity of 250 MW.

Meanwhile, Sanyo has said it has plans to double its HIT solar cell production capacity from the current level of 340 MW, to 600 MW, also by next March. Additional HIT solar cell production equipment is currently being installed in the Nishikinohama Factory and at Shimane Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

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