At the forefront of multicrystalline silicon technology.
Kyocera next became aware of using casting techniques to form multicrystalline silicon using casting techniques. Due to its greater productivity, higher conversion rate, and lower cost compared to the EFG method, Kyocera wasted no time in getting research and development underway.
First to Mass-Produce Solar Cells Using Casting Technology
Using casting equipment of our own design, Kyocera started the mass production of multicrystalline silicon solar cells in 1986. Multicrystalline cells produced using the casting method are now the most common type of solar cells in the world.