Adding to its PV module manufacturing footprint, Kyocera has officially opened its latest 30MW plant in San Diego, California. The company first set up operations in California in 1971 and was the first Japan-based corporation with manufacturing operations in the State. The modules are intended for the U.S. market. Initial production includes solar modules ranging from 210 watts to the company’s latest 235-watt modules.
“We’re pleased that our newest production operation is up and running today, according to schedule — a move that will allow us to meet increasing demand for innovative solar products,” said Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. “Kyocera’s solar solutions go beyond residential rooftops — we specialize in transforming unused spaces, even parking lots and water-treatment facilities, into self-contained solar-electric generating systems that benefit communities and our planet.”
Kyocera also has solar module production facilities in Japan, China, the Czech Republic and Mexico.