With the completion of the construction of its largest new solar cell manufacturing facility in Japan, Kyocera Corporation is all set to meet the fast growing demand for solar power products across the world. The company’s enhanced annual production target by March 2013 is 1 GW and the new facility will help to meet that production target. The new facility is located in Shiga Prefecture.
Kyocera’s first solar plant is located in Yohkaichi and this is the company’s second plant. The new Yasu Plant utilizes an advanced production line enabling the company to increase its productivity by 20% when compared its plant at Yohkaichi. The new manufacturing plant will primarily manufacture its advanced cell that has an average 16.9% conversion efficiency rate. These highly-efficient solar cells are incorporated in the company’s new line of 215 watt solar modules, which is intended for sales in the global solar market.
The new facility has 6 floors with a building area of 12,738.55 square meters and floor area of 68,151.88 square meters. The plant is scheduled to commence its operation in June 2010.