Panasonic Starts Shipping HIT(R) Solar Modules from New Producti

Panasonic Starts Shipping HIT(R) Solar Modules from New Production Base in
Singapore, Feb 7, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Panasonic Corporation has started
rolling out HIT(R) solar modules from its new solar production base in Kedah,
Malaysia, which started operation on December 13, 2012, as the company aims to
meet the brisk demand in Japan and around the world with increased production
of the solar modules that offer the world's highest-levels of power
The Malaysian facility is the company's first fully-integrated solar
manufacturing base, producing from wafers to cells and modules. Panasonic takes
full advantage of this facility not only to meet the growing demand but also
strengthen cost competitiveness through reduction of transportation costs and
use of local parts and materials. 
To date, Panasonic has produced HIT(R) solar cells at its two domestic plants
and has three module assembly bases - two in Japan and one in Hungary - with an
annual production capacity of 600 MW each of cells and modules. The new
production base in Malaysia adds a yearly production capacity of 300 MW,
increasing Panasonic's overall module production capacity by 50% to 900
In addition to offering solar modules discretely, Panasonic will step up
efforts to provide integrated solar solutions combining solar modules with
power conditioners, storage batteries and other components to meet the
wide-ranging needs of customers. 
* In terms of both installation area (per m2) and system capacity (per kW) 
Outline of New Production Base 

Location:     Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, Malaysia
Completion:   December 2012
Products:     HIT(R) solar modules (integrated production of wafers,
              cells, and modules)
Building:     Approx. 70,000 m2
Employees:    Approx. 1,500
Production:   300 MW annually

About Panasonic 
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture
of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components &
devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded
consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012.
Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York
(NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1
Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its
founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment
to sustainability, visit the company's website at 
Tokyo Public Relations Office
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