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Monday, 15 January 2007 07:57
Sharp to expand both silicon and solar cell production
Esther Lam, DigiTimes.com, Taipei [Monday 15 January 2007]

Already billed as the as the top solar cell maker, Sharp plans to further expand both its silicon and solar cell capacity and aims to house a total capacity of 710 megawatts (MW) power annually, according to the company.

Sharp announced on January 12 that it is opening a new site for its solar systems group in Toyama City, Toyama prefecture in Japan. The company plans to invest five billion yen with an approximate annual silicon capacity of a thousand tons of silicon. Production at the site is slated to start in January 2007.

In addition to the expansion of silicon supply, Sharp on the same day announced that it would invest three billion yen to increase annual solar cells production capacity at Katsuragi, Nara Prefecture by 110 MW starting in March, adding that the site will house the world’s highest capacity of 710 MW per year...Much more

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