Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Acer Chromebooks Coming on Wednesday
SpaceX Flies Satellites for Iridium
Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes to EU, But Made us not any wiser
ARM Previews Project Trillium Machine Learning Core
Plextool NVMe Edition Released
NHK Showcases Thin 88-inch 8K OLED Screen, Bendable OLED
Redbox Launches 4K Ultra HD Rentals in Six Markets
Samsung Opens Global AI Centers in the U.K., Canada and Russia
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > LG to B...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
LG to Build Solar Cell Lines in Old PDP Plant


LG Electronics decided at its board of directors meeting held on October 20 to convert its A1 plasma panel-manufacturing line in Gumi, Korea, into solar cell production lines. <

LG, which acquired a solar cell business from LG Chem Ltd in June, said it would spend 220 billion won ($168 million) on the two solar cell lines, which will start mass production in early 2010 and early 2011, respectively.

Both lines will produce crystalline silicon solar cells and modules with a capacity of 120MW each, LG said in a statement.

"Leveraging LG?s cumulative R&D knowledge in various photovoltaic technologies for the last three years as well as our mass manufacturing expertise will allow us to quickly become a global player in the solar cell and module manufacturing business," said Kwan Shik Cho, head of the Solar Cell Business Team at LG Electronics.

Mobile phone and appliance maker LG shut down one of its three plasma display panel (PDP) lines in 2007 as the business struggles with falling TV screen prices and competition with liquid crystal displays.

Industry experts forecast that crystalline silicon solar cells will make up the 80 percent of solar business, in contrast to thin film solar cells. Crystal silicon solar cell utilizes silicon wafer, while thin film solar cell coats light absorption layers and electrodes from various materials on a substrate, meaning thin film solar cell is relatively inexpensive but low in efficiency. Currently, the global solar industry market is valued at more than USD 10 billion dollars.


Previous
Next
Primera Offers Linux Developer Support for its Disc Publishers        All News        Blu-ray Sales to Suffer Under Economic Slowdown
Two new Limited Edition KURO plasma TVs     Consumer Electronics News      Broadcom Solution Powers LG300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
LG Q7 Smartphone Comes With New Cameras, AI, Hi-Fi Audio, IP68 Rating and Fingerprint Sensor
LG Display Denies Google Investment Report
LG Officially Unveils G7 ThinQ With AI Features
LG G7 Smartphone to Come with Powerful Boombox Speaker
LG Electronics Operating Profit up in Q1 on Sales of Home Appliances and TVs
LG Display Posts First-quarter Loss on Low LCD Prices
LG Touts Extreme Brightness of New G7 Smartphone
LG Display's OLED Smartphone Screens Still Not Ready For Apple
LG SmartThinQ Home Appliances Get Amazon Alexa Connectivity
LG Invests Resources Toward Extending Smartphone Lifespan
LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone Coming in the 2nd of May
LG Makes WebOS Open Source

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .