Hitachi, Showa Shell Sekiyu to enter solar market

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According to Japanese news reports, negotiations are under way between Hitachi and Showa Shell Sekiyu to enter the photovoltaics market. The partnership would see Hitachi sell an LCD plant to Showa, which would then be converted to PV module production. It was not clear whether the solar plant would produce conventional crystalline or thin-film modules. Apparently an agreement is expected to be announced soon, according to the reports.

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