Mitsubishi Electric Completes Cell Production Facility

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has completed construction of PV Cell Plant #2, a new photovoltaic cell production facility, at its Nakatsugawa Works Iida Factory in Nagano, Japan.

By March 2011, the company will raise its annual PV cell/module production capacity by 50 MW to 270 MW and, ultimately, plans to reach an annual capacity of 600 MW at an early stage.

Adding to its current lineup of polycrystalline silicon PV modules, Mitsubishi Electric plans to install new equipment at its Iida Factory to manufacture monocrystalline silicon PV cells, and start production by March 2011. The company will also build new production lines to manufacture monocrystalline silicon PV modules at its Nakatsugawa Works Kyoto Factory in Kyoto.

In addition, in response to the large increase in demand for PV inverters for residential use in the Japanese market, Mitsubishi Electric will raise its monthly PV inverter production capacity at its Nakatsugawa Works by 50% – 4,000 units to 6,000 units – in May.

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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