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Go, Honda, go! Green is good these days and Honda wants to help save the environment by announcing its plans to start mass-producing solar cells for both residential and industrial use. The plant, which will be on the site of a car plant on the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu, should be able to generate sales of about $40 million to $70 million and power about 8,000 households at its full annual capacity. The cells will be made of non-silicon compound materials that are more energy-efficient to manufacture—they're said to consume half as much energy and generate 50 percent less carbon dioxide during production.

Honda Says to Mass-Produce Solar Cells from 2007 [Reuters]