Kyocera Solar, Inc. Supplies Solar Modules in Support of 74 Home Installation Project, Pajaro Vista

Installation is expected to be completed Summer 2006

07/05/06

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 14, 2006  Kyocera Solar, Inc., a world-leading supplier of photovoltaic (PV) systems, announced its near completion of a 74 residential home solar project at Pajaro Vista, an active adult housing development managed under Byldan Corp/Clarum Homes.

The installation took place in Watsonville, CA, only blocks away from recently complete Vista Montana, one of the largest solar developments in California with 257 homes. Pajaro Vista included Kyocera MyGen 1500 PV Systems consisting of 12 KC125 PV modules for each home. Each system was partially paid by CA Emerging Renewable Program incentives. The expected completion is set for end of summer 2006.

“It is very exciting to support the Pajaro Vista project and incorporate the benefits of Kyocera’s solar technology into Clarum Homes’ zero energy vision,” said Mark Voitek, VP of Sales for Kyocera Solar, Inc.

Through what is know as the Zero Energy Homes Initiative, the US Department of Energy has been actively working with builders such as Clarum to design homes that produce as much energy as they use. 

“More than ever, homeowners are concerned about the rising cost of energy and the effects of energy production on the environment," said John Suppes, founder and president of Clarum Homes.

Some of the benefits of Zero Energy Homes include security from high energy prices, improved comfort due to better temperature circulation, and environmental sustainability.

"Since 1999, we have been dedicated to building these sustainable communities,” Suppes added.

With the help of Mr. Suppes, Clarum Homes and Byldan Corporation have become one of the nation's leading zero-energy homebuilding companies and an industry pioneer in green building.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California and founded in 1994, Clarum Homes is a family owned development company devoted to building quality innovative sustainable environmentally friendly communities. Clarum was the first builder in Northern California to provide solar electric systems as standard equipment on their homes. For more information, please visit http://www.clarum.com.

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and regional sales centers in Brazil and Australia, Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions. 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. For more information on Kyocera Solar Energy Systems, contact Kyocera Solar, Inc’s Customer Service Division at 800-544-6466 or visit http://www.kyocerasolar.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics.

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