Its chipmaking has struggled in recent years amid competition from cheaper rivals in South Korea and the rest of Asia.
Automaker will take a 51% stake in the venture, which will be running by the end of 2020.
Company hopes to scale cell production beyond two gigawatts annually.
Cells, modules will be used in solar panels for non-solar roof products and solar glass tile roofs that Tesla plans to begin making.
Blog announces non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on photovoltaic cells and modules.
Suit claims prices for capacitors found in electronics including cell phones have inflated price by as much as $480 million.
It will also produce cells, modules and packs for electric vehicles, stationary storage.
Panasonic’s Toughpads withstand harsh environments and boost shop floor mobility.
Electronics manufacturer says new capacitor is as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence.