KYOCERA Supplies 6MW of Solar Modules for Solar Power Plant in Italy
Becomes largest installation of Kyocera modules in Italy
KYOTO, April 28, 2011 — Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that it has supplied approximately 6-megawatts (MW) of the company’s multicrystallin silicon solar modules for a large-scale solar power plant near Turin, Italy.
The large-scale solar plant in Cigliano (Piedmont region), with an output of approximately 6MW, is the largest installation in Italy to have been equipped with Kyocera solar modules. In total, 13,920 215-watt modules (KD215GH-2PU) and 12,900 235-watt modules (KD235GH-2PU) were used for the plant which is operated by the Italian company ENERMILL Energie Rinnovabili s.r.l.
In recent years, more and more solar power plants have been built around the world, and Kyocera has notably shipped more than 50MW of modules for three large-scale power plants in Spain, and agreed to supply modules for a 204MW project in Thailand. Furthermore, data collected from three of these plants in Spain (Dulcinea: 28.8MW; Salamanca: 13.8MW) and Thailand (Korat: 6MW) show that the company’s modules are exceeding the installers’ own original power output estimates — demonstrating the high performance and reliability of Kyocera’s products.
Kyocera first started R&D into solar energy technology in 1975, and from that point on has continually pursued the enhancement of quality and technology. Kyocera hopes to apply its many years of experience and know-how in the solar industry to supply high-performance modules that can help to contribute to the prevention of climate change.
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Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2011, the company’s net sales totaled 1.27 trillion yen (approx. USD15.3 billion). The company is ranked #604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 "Global 2000" listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.