KYOCERA Returns to Solar Power International to Participate as an Exhibitor and to Showcase Its Solar Modules During the Event’s Official Technology Tour

Conference guests are invited to visit KYOCERA’s newly expanded booth

10/12/11

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced that the company will showcase its solar modules as part of the official Technology Tour at the seventh annual Solar Power International (SPI) conference on October 17-20, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center. With an expected 24,000 guests representing over 125 countries, SPI provides an important platform for Kyocera to showcase its pioneering solar energy technologies.

Kyocera, one of the first manufacturers of solar electric generating systems, has been at the forefront of the solar energy revolution for more than 37 years. With a 52-year commitment to integrity, quality, environmental preservation and continuous improvement, Kyocera is dedicated to advocacy of the earth’s natural resources through its clean energy products. As a result, Kyocera’s solar energy division has become the company’s fastest-growing business globally.

At this year’s conference, Kyocera is pleased to participate in the scheduled events:

  • SPI’s official Technology Tour will showcase the recently completed 300 kilowatt parking lot canopy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center — an installation that is comprised of 1,250 Kyocera KD240 modules produced at Kyocera’s San Diego manufacturing facility. The modules satisfied the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Buy America compliance that were critical to the success of this project. Cecilia Aguillon, director of market development and government affairs at Kyocera Solar, Inc., will speak on these provisions in one of three presentations as part of the tour on Monday, October 17.
  • Cecilia Aguillon will deliver a presentation on "Upcoming Opportunities for Solar in California," on Tuesday, October 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Additionally, Kyocera invites visitors to its redesigned exhibitor booth, #2727, to meet company representatives and view the following:

  • The KD315 80-cell module, the most recently developed module showcasing Kyocera's advanced technology, will be on display. The KD315 will be Kyocera's highest output module and is expected to be used in large-scale commercial installations.
  • MyGen, Kyocera’s pre-engineered solar energy kits, are designed for residential or lite commercial buildings and can be used for both new construction and retrofit applications. Also available are the “Made in America” kits, which combine the benefits of U.S.-based manufacturing with Kyocera’s 37-year experience in the solar industry. In addition to the current rooftop array, Kyocera will offer the MyGen Ground Mount Solution — an installation option providing variety and adaptability for optimal energy production.
  • Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view a 25-year old module from the Sakura installation, one of Kyocera’s early solar energy projects and a testament to the reliability and lifespan of the company’s modules.

“Each year, Solar Power International provides the opportunity for Kyocera to demonstrate its innovative, high-efficiency products that have a history of over performance,” said Tom Dyer, senior vice president of government affairs at Kyocera Solar, Inc. “Kyocera’s industry-leading technology is driven by a commitment to contribute to environmental sustainability, and make solar energy a viable solution for everyone.”

About KYOCERA

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.