KYOCERA Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

Exclusive Benefits Program to Help Partners Provide Long-Lasting, Reliable Solar Solutions, Improve Sales Process and Profits

01/09/13

Scottsdale, AZ – Jan. 9, 2013 - Kyocera Solar Inc. today announced the Kyocera Diamond Partner Program for new and existing installers who offer Kyocera solar modules and peripheral photovoltaic (PV) system products. The benefit program offers first access to the Company’s latest products and technology innovations, best price guarantees, special sales, discounted training programs, online tools for lead-generation and enhanced technical support.

“Kyocera aims to bring our 37 years of global experience to work, increasing the number of long-term, productive solar installations in the U.S.,” said Steve Hill, president, Kyocera Solar Inc. “With input from installers, we’ve developed this program to help them get started with confidence. In addition to great prices, training and exclusive promotions, Diamond Partners have access to financing programs and our experienced, reliable team to help ensure seamless installations – whether it’s for a smaller, residential development to enormous stadiums or universities.”

Kyocera's Diamond Partner Program is ideal for new solar installers, such as residential and commercial developers, high-end home remodelers and general contractors who are interested in diversifying their product offerings, or any installers who need guidance growing their solar businesses. Kyocera Diamond Partners have exclusive and protected sales territories, sales and technical training and targeted lead-generation programs provided by Kyocera Solar. All program members receive access to Kyocera's interactive design and proposal tools that make quoting new projects simple and efficient.

Kyocera partners with some of the largest and most dependable resources in the industry to provide an unmatched portfolio of solar solutions and services for Diamond Partners. Online and hands-on certified technical training is provided by National Solar Trainers while ModSolar provides an online interactive design and proposal tool available to Diamond Partners. In addition to creating world-class solar modules, Kyocera has partnered with other best-in-class manufacturers Unirac, SMA and Enphase to provide total package solutions as well as a la carte offerings. These products are available from warehouse locations in California, Arizona and New Jersey to reduce shipping costs and lead time to the job site.

“Both industry veterans and new entrants to solar will see benefits from the Kyocera Diamond Partner Program,” Hill continued. “Kyocera has been a solar industry pioneer for 37 years and knows how to succeed in this market. We’re offering the tools and experience necessary to help our partners expand their business in this sector.”

To learn more about Kyocera’s Diamond Partner Program, please contact infosolar@kyocera.com or 800-223-9580.

About KYOCERA
Kyocera is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated producers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic modules and systems. With a 37-year history of innovation in solar technology, the company is recognized as a global leader and industry pioneer ― and is in a unique position to integrate decades of experience into its product development and support for both residential and industrial clients across the globe. Kyocera serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions, with more than 3 gigawatts of solar collection equipment installed since 1975. The company has set repeated world records in multicrystal silicon cell efficiency and most recently gained the distinction of producing the world’s first modules to pass the Long-Term Sequential Test for reliability performed by TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with regional sales affiliates in the Americas and Australia.

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, printers, copiers, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company’s net sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes magazine’s 2012 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.