Honda Motor Enters Solar Cell Market

Hong Kong [Nikkei Electronics Asia] “We are serious about solar cells, and in the future will be making hydrogen with them,” said Takeo Fukui, president and chief executive officer of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. of Japan in his regular year-end press conference in December 2005. Instead of the Si solar cells in common use today, the firm has chosen solar cells using Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGS) compound thin films. A new plant with an annual production capacity of 27.5 MW will be constructed at the company’s Kumamoto Plant, beginning production in 2007. …
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