KYOCERA’s 315-Watt, 80-Cell Solar Module Launches in the U.S.

Much anticipated KD 315 is Kyocera’s highest output module to date

01/19/12

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced the launch of its highest-output solar module, the 80-cell KD 315. The new module is ideal for large-scale installations like solar-covered parking, and is now available for U.S. customers.

With a 37-year history of solar innovation and cutting edge technologies, Kyocera continues to display its commitment to quality and reliability with the release of the KD 315. Designed for high output, safety and ease of installation, the UL certified KD 315 modules feature a UV stabilized, aesthetically pleasing black anodized frame; easily accessible ground points; proven junction box technology with 12 AWG PV wire to work with transformerless inverters and quality locking plug-in connectors for quick connections.

Continuous improvement, a cornerstone philosophy for Kyocera, has been a driving force for the company, contributing to its milestone accomplishment of being the only solar module manufacturer to pass rigorous long-term testing performed by TÜV Rheinland — and repeatedly achieving world record cell efficiencies.

“Kyocera’s KD 315 is an outstanding solution for large-scale installations that demand top quality, high output photovoltaic modules,” stated Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. “By combining higher output per unit with Kyocera’s superior field performance, KD 315 modules can offer system owners an even greater return on investment.”

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.