Sharp tips details on thin-film capacity expansion

Mar. 28, 2008 – Sharp is disclosing more details about its investment in thin-film solar cell capacity at a plant in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, scheduled to come online in 2010 with a projected capacity of 480MW, and ultimately scale up to 1GW/year peak capacity. Sharp also has a projected 160MW capacity in its Katsuragi plant in Nara Prefecture.

The Sakai expansion, projected to cost ¥72B (US $), will involve adjacent lines for TFT-LCD thin-films, LCD panels, and thin-film solar activities, in order to concentrate infrastructure facilities and materials manufacturing in the same complex,


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