Sharp Shooting For 1,000 MW In Thin-Film Solar Arena


According to a Wall Street Journal news brief, Sharp Corp. is planning to increase its thin-film solar-cell capacity to 1,000 MW a year by 2010 – a leap from the company's current thin-film capacity of 15 MW.

The report says Sharp is investing US $724.9 million in a production site in Sakai, Japan, and the company is planning an additional 360 MW of capacity outside Japan. According to Sharp, its latest investment would enable 480 MW in thin-film capacity at its Sakai plant by March 2010.

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