Panasonic Corp. has begun production at its newly built solar module manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
With an annual production capacity of 300 MW, the factory, located in Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northwestern state of Kedah, will manufacture the company's proprietary HIT solar modules. Panasonic says the facility is expected to help the company meet robust solar demand in Japan while further enhancing cost competitiveness.
The factory also represents the company's first fully integrated solar manufacturing base producing all components, from wafers to solar cells and modules. Its factory will boost Panasonic's overall solar module producing capacity by 50% to 900 MW.