Kyocera To Manufacture Solar Modules In San Diego

Kyocera Solar, a manufacturer of solar modules, said today that it is planning to begin manufacturing solar modules in San Diego, to serve the U.S. market. The firm said it is looking to produce 1,000 megawatts of solar cells per year by March 2013 from the location. Kyocera Solar is the Arizona-based photovoltaic arm of Japanese firm Kyocera Corporation. Kyocera already maintains its North American businesses from San Diego. Kyocera said that the manufacturing will begin in the first half of 2010 from its Balboa Avenue facility, with production targeted at large-scale solar electric generating systems.