Kyocera starts manufacturing of solar modules in the USA

New plant in San Diego
(PresseBox) (Kyoto / Neuss, ) The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the photovoltaic field, plans to begin manufacturing solar modules in California, to serve the U.S. market's growing demand for clean energy. The expansion will contribute to Kyocera's plans to achieve a new milestone in its solar module manufacturing - attaining global production capacity of one gigawatt per year, by March 2013.

The new solar module manufacturing will begin in San Diego at Kyocera's Balboa Avenue facility during the first half of 2010. The production venue was selected to cater specifically to the U.S. market's increasing demand for residential, commercial, turnkey solutions and utilityscale solar electric generating projects.

"The U.S. is experiencing extraordinary growth in its adoption of solar electricity," said Mitsuru Imanaka, European President Kyocera Fineceramics. "Kyocera's San Diego plant will provide highquality, highefficiency solar modules to serve this expanding market. With a 35year experience of providing clean energy through solar modules, Kyocera is adding capacity globally to meet worldwide demand."

In addition to the operations coming to San Diego, Kyocera currently has solar module manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, the Czech Republic and Mexico. Kyocera Group companies currently employ more than 4,000 people in the United States.

In its production, Kyocera attaches particular importance to covering the entire valueadded chain itself and thus guaranteeing quality and performance of the modules.

Thanks to the interplay between 35 years of experience in the solar business, a close control and the fully automated manufacturing process Kyocera achieves an exceptionally high product quality. This means efficiency, durability and reliability, which provides benefits for private users and operators of largescale solar plants alike.

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