Kyocera Solar Deploys Lead-Free Solder

December 2, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Kyocera has announced that its solar energy division has developed solar modules using lead-free solder, thereby reducing environmental impact. Lead-based solder had been used for the electrodes of the cell, wiring material and terminal boxes of the modules. Kyocera has developed lead-free solar modules using tin-based solder. The company will add the solar modules using lead-free solder to the its solar product lineup for public and industrial use, and start production on orders from January 2004.

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