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Kyocera starts production at Japanese solar cell plant

Kyocera Corporation is beginning full-scale production at its new Yasu solar cell manufacturing facility in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

The solar cell plant, which was completed in March, is the largest of Kyocera’s domestic manufacturing facilities, and will be producing multicrystalline silicon solar cells.

The Yasu Plant will produce solar cells with a 16.9 % energy conversion efficiency and together with the its existing Shiga Yohkaichi Plant (Japan), the new plant will contribute to meeting Kyocera’s annual production target of 1 GW of solar cells by March 2013.

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