energi terbarukan: investasi RAKSASa energi surYa : 261111

Panasonic to Build 300-Megawatt Solar Cell Plant in Malaysia
By Chisaki Watanabe and Naoko Fujimura – Nov 25, 2011 6:55 PM GMT+0700


Panasonic Corp. (6752) will invest 45 billion yen ($582 million) to build a plant for solar cells and modules in Malaysia as the company aims to increase its share in the global market.

The factory will also produce wafers and have a production capacity of 300 megawatts a year, the Osaka, Japan-based electronics maker said today in a statement.

Panasonic aims to sell modules worth 1.6 gigawatts worldwide in the year ending March 2016, Masato Ito, an executive officer, said in Osaka today at a news conference. The company’s previous target was 1.5 gigawatts.

The company picked Malaysia for the new plant to hedge risks of a strong yen and for its reliable infrastructure for power and water, Tetsuhiro Maeda, a senior vice president of Sanyo Electric Co., a unit of Panasonic, said at the conference.

Production will begin in December 2012 and the plant, which will be built in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park in Kedah, northern Malaysia, will employ about 1,500 people.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: