Panasonic Begins Full-scale Production at 300 MW HIT Solar Modul

Panasonic Begins Full-scale Production at 300 MW HIT Solar Module Factory in
Malaysia, Aug 30, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Panasonic Corporation today
announced the start of full-scale production at its solar module manufacturing
factory in Malaysia. The factory produces the company's HIT solar modules
which offer the industry's top-class power output(2), with an annual
production capacity of 300 MW. With the factory now operating in full swing,
Panasonic will accelerate its efforts to meet the robust solar demand,
especially in Japan, while further enhancing cost competitiveness. 
The global solar market is expected to grow further with increasing
environmental awareness and the introduction of stimulus measures such as
feed-in tariffs and subsidies in various countries, including Japan.
Anticipating the growing demand, Panasonic established the factory in Malaysia
in December 2011 in Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northwestern state of Kedah and
started production in December 2012. 
With the integrated manufacture of wafers to solar cells and modules, the
Malaysian factory enables Panasonic to strengthen cost competitiveness through
reduced transportation costs and the use of local materials. At the same time,
as a strategic base for production of solar modules for the global market, the
factory also allows the company to cope flexibly with changing demand around
the world.
Panasonic will continue to step up efforts to provide integrated solar
solutions combining modules with power conditioners, solar tracker bases,
storage batteries and other components to meet the diverse needs of its
Overview of the New Factory Factory: Panasonic Energy Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Location: Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, Malaysia
Establishment: December 2011 Products: HIT solar modules
Floor space: Approx. 70,000 m2
Production capacity: 300 MW annually 
(1) HIT is a registered trademark and an original technology of the Panasonic
(2) In terms of the Japanese domestic industry for solar power generation
systems for residential use, as of June 2013, according to Panasonic data. 
About Panasonic 
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering
of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential,
non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in
1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated
companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for
the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through
innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life
and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic,
please visit the company's website at . 
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