Kyocera Solar Reaches Major Production Milestone in North America

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Kyocera Solar Reaches Major Production Milestone in North America

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:20pm


Kyocera Solar Inc. has reached a major milestone at its solar panel manufacturing facilities in North America. This week, the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, announced that it has turned out 2 million photovoltaic (PV) solar modules at its facilities in San Diego, Calif. and Tijuana, Mexico.

"This milestone demonstrates Kyocera's ongoing leadership in growing the solar industry worldwide," said Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

While Kyocera Corporation has been producing PV modules since the 1970s, Kyocera Solar only began production in North America in 2004, when it opened its first production facility in Tijuana. In 2010, Kyocera Solar opened a facility in San Diego to meet increased demand in the United States.

"It took more than five years for Kyocera to reach the one million module mark at our North American operations and only two years to double it," said Mr. Hill.

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Harry Stevens is a freelance reporter covering climate change, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and sustainable finance. Harry has contributed to several media outlets, including Justmeans, GreenBiz, SocialEarth, and Sustainablog. You can follow Harry on Twitter: @Harry_Stevens

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