Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. and its 100% subsidiary Showa Shell Solar K.K. plan to construct their third copper indium selenium (CIS) photovoltaic plant in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2011.
The annual production capacity of the plant will be 900 MW, with an investment of approximately 100 billion yen. Including the first plant and the second plant that are already in operation, Showa Shell's total annual production capacity is expected to reach approximately 1 GW.
Showa Shell will purchase the Miyazaki Plant, owned by Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd., located in Kunitomi-cho, Higashimorokata-gun, Miyazaki, and install equipment there to quickly construct the new plant. Production from the plant will be sold in Japan and around the world for various uses, including residential, industrial and solar power generation.
SOURCE: Showa Shell