- PV Cell Facility Launched
Solar energy systems provider Kyocera
Corp. of Kyoto, Japan, has finished construction of its solar cell manufacturing
plant in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture. The facility will be the core production site
for the company’s newly enhanced photovoltaic cell with a conversion efficiency
of 16.9 percent. The plant will further the company’s production target of
1 GW annually by March 2013, a production volume that is two and a half times the
current 400-MW capacity.
- photovoltaic cell
- Also known as a self-generating barrier layer cell. A photoelectric detector that converts radiant flux directly into electrical current. Generally, it consists of a thin silver film on a semiconductor layer deposited on an iron substrate.
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