Katsuragi No. 3 Plant
At the Katsuragi Plant in Nara Prefecture a new thin-film solar cell mass-production system was built and put into operation. Thin-film solar cells can be manufactured with a small amount of silicon in comparison to crystalline photovoltaic modules. These thin-film solar cells also give rise to practical products with excellent design capabilities such as the "illuminating solar cell" ("Lumiwall") in combination with LED, and see-through types of panels that admit light.