Honda Soltec Begins Sales of Thin Film Solar Cells
Honda Soltec Co, Ltd, Honda's wholly-owned solar cell subsidiary, has begun sales of thin film solar cells produced by Honda Engineering Co, Ltd, primarily in the Kanto area, Japan, through distributors which also provide solar cell installation service.
The thin film solar cell developed independently by Honda uses thin film made from a compound of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS), which makes the solar cell more environmentally-responsible by focusing on the reduction of CO2 generated even during the production stage.
Starting from this fall, Honda Soltec
will mass produce solar cells at the new plant with annual capacity of 27.5 megawatts, resulting in the expansion of sales throughout Japan.
In 2006, Honda announced a global CO2 reduction target for its products and the manufacturing of those products. In addition to its effort to reduce CO2 emissions, Honda is focusing on the development and sales of energy-creation products such as cogeneration units and thin film solar cells in order to further accelerate its efforts to reduce the threat of global warming.
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