Photovoltaics manufacturing in Malaysia

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In 2014, Malaysia was the world's third largest manufacturer of photovoltaics equipment, behind China and the European Union.[1]

In 2013, Malaysia's total production capacity for solar wafers, solar cells and solar panels totalled 4,042 MW.[2]

Background[edit]

Malaysia is a major hub for solar equipment manufacturing, with factories of companies like First Solar, Panasonic, TS Solartech, Jinko Solar, JA Solar, SunPower, Q-Cells,and SunEdison in locations like Kulim, Penang, Malacca, Cyberjaya, and Ipoh.[1][3]

Many international companies have the majority of production capacity located in Malaysia, such as the American company First Solar which has over 2000 MW of production capacity located in Kulim and only 280 MW located in Ohio,[4] and German-based Q-Cells which produces 1,100 MW worth of solar cells in Cyberjaya while producing only 200 MW worth of solar cells in Germany. SunPower's largest manufacturing facility with a capacity of 1400 MW is also located in Malacca.[1][5]

Major manufacturing facilities[edit]

Malaysian companies[edit]

Foreign companies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NYTimes". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "eximbank" (PDF). Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jinkosolar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ohio". Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "PV Tech". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "TS SolarTech". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "First solar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "JA solar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jinko solar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "panasonic solar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Q cells solar". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sunpower". Retrieved 25 July 2015.