Panasonic forms new company to produce solar cells and modules at SolarCity’s Buffalo fab

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Panasonic said that a new entity, Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York America would be established within its US-based Panasonic Corporation of North America division to produce cells and modules at the facility. Image: SolarCity

Major Japanese electronics company Panasonic has said it would establish a new entity as part of the agreement with Tesla to produce HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar cells and modules at the Tesla/SolarCity/Silevo/Panasonic 1GW Buffalo fab in New York State.

Panasonic said that a new entity, Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York America would be established within its US-based Panasonic Corporation of North America division to produce cells and modules at the facility. 

The company reiterated that the necessary manufacturing support facilities and production equipment would be delivered, installed and commissioned with initial ramp of production started in the summer of 2017. 

PV Tech recently highlighted in detail the lack of information coming from Tesla and Panasonic over the manufacturing agreement, which has raised more questions than answered to date. The latest Panasonic statement does not address a lot of critical known unknowns surrounding the production plans. 

On the same day as Panasonic announced the new name for its new manufacturing entity, Tesla Motors changed its name to Tesla Inc.

This is beleived to better represent the company after the acquisition of SolarCity.

Read Next

September 1, 2021
Solar manufacturer Tongwei increased the prices of its cells for the second time in a month on Monday, with polysilicon pricing also edging upwards this week.
August 20, 2021
LONGi has increased its wafer prices for the first time in nearly two months with the industry braced for continued high prices throughout the rest of the year.
August 17, 2021
US residential solar prices have continued to fall over the last year, dropping by the largest amount in four years.
PV Tech Premium
August 12, 2021
Canadian Solar has tweaked its planned capacity expansions for this year, stripping back module assembly capacity expansion to instead produce more solar wafers and cells as the industry continues to recalibrate following months of supply chain volatility.
July 29, 2021
Meyer Burger has revealed plans to launch a solar roof tile product, expanding its rooftop solar product range.
July 27, 2021
Tesla reported retrofit solar installations of 85MW in Q2 2021, cementing its recovery from a worst-ever performance in the corresponding period last year.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events, Upcoming Webinars
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
BRISTOL, UK
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021