August 30, 2013 - 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, with an annual production capacity of 300MW.
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.
The Malaysian factory enables Panasonic to strengthen cost competitiveness through reduced transportation costs and the use of local materials. At the same time, the factory also allows the company to cope 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 customers.