Kyocera has begun manufacturing solar modules in San Diego to serve the U.S. market's growing demand for solar. The U.S. module production line will support production volume targeting 1 GW of solar cells per year by March 2013, the company says.
The new San Diego solar manufacturing line has an initial production target of 30 MW per year. Initial production includes solar modules ranging from 210 W to the company's latest flagship 235 W modules.
‘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,’ says Tatsumi Maeda, vice president and general manager of Kyocera Corp.'s solar energy group.