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Kyocera Builds Plant in China

Photonics.com
Feb 2009
Kyocera Corp. of Kyoto, Japan, is constructing a solar module manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, to expand the production capacity of Kyocera Solar Energy Co. Ltd. The company will make modules primarily for the Asian market and will target an eventual production capacity of 240 MW, a fourfold increase in its current 60-MW capacity. Construction of the factory will begin in April, with completion scheduled for spring 2010. When the facility is finished, all solar manufacturing operations will be transferred there.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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