KYOCERA Solar, Inc. Deploys Largest OutBack Power Panel in North America

Remote residence acquires ten-inverter system

10/27/04

Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced today that it has shipped the largest OutBack power panel built to date in North America.  It is installed at a new 4,000 sq. ft. off-grid residence in Cabo San Jose, Mexico.  The system contains ten 2.5-kilowatt OutBack inverters (FX2548T), 120 Kyocera 125G modules and thirty-six 1350 amp hour batteries to supplement a 42-kilowatt propane-powered electrical generator.

OutBack Power Panel

The batteries will power the home’s entire electrical load through the inverters during monthly maintenance and potential propane shortages.

“This power panel is a kind of insurance policy for the homeowner,” stated Mike Savino, Kyocera Solar, Inc.’s Desert States Sales Manager. “In a remote location like this, with no utility to fall back on, this system provides a guaranteed source of electricity.”  The 4,050 amp hour battery bank is capable of storing approximately a three-day supply of power.

Northern Arizona Wind and Sun, which sold and installed the system, plans to complete the project by October 30, 2004.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions, with headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and sales affiliates in the Americas and Australia.  The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

About OutBack Power Systems

OutBack Power Systems is an engineer-owned, customer focused, power systems equipment manufacturer. Our engineers all have decades of power conversion design and equipment installation experience. We share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of balance of systems equipment performance, ease of use, and standardization.

About Northern Arizona Wind and Sun

Northern Arizona Wind & Sun is one of the oldest and most experienced solar electric companies in the US. They have been supplying solar electric panels, wind generators, and back up power systems since 1979. They have a complete line of solar electric products for any application.