Kyocera Corporation has announced plans to build a new 350-megawatt (MW) solar cell manufacturing facility. The new plant, located in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, will be the Kyocera Group's largest manufacturing facility in Japan. Construction of the plant is scheduled to start in early 2009 and be completed by year's end, with production scheduled to begin in the spring of 2010.

"Kyocera will build on these strengths to further expand its solar business." -- Tatsumi Maeda, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Kyocera Corporation