Kyocera Participates in San Diego Reuben H Fleet Science Center Energy Exhibit Grand Opening
San Diego, CA – September 17, 2007 – Representatives from Kyocera were in attendance for the grand opening of the Reuben H Fleet Science Center’s “So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy” exhibit on Saturday, September 15. The exhibit, which highlights solar power and other “green” sources of electricity, introduces visitors to the basics of electricity and offers tips on how people can conserve energy at home and at work.
Earlier this year, the Science Center and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) inaugurated a 100-kilowatt rooftop solar electric system composed of Kyocera solar modules. San Marcos-based Independent Energy Solutions designed and installed the system using 684 solar modules manufactured by Kyocera.
Kyocera representatives were on hand to pass out copies of The Earth is Our Friend, a children’s book published by Kyocera geared towards educating children about solar energy.
Kyocera’s outreach towards educating children about solar energy is a continuation of the company’s corporate environmental awareness initiative. The company’s North American headquarters in San Diego is home to the award-winning, 235-kilowatt Solar Grove, one of the largest privately-owned solar electric generating system in San Diego County; and its global headquarters in Kyoto, Japan features a large-scale solar electric system integrated into the building’s roof and exterior walls.
Kyocera Solar, Inc. (http://www.kyocerasolar.com) is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. and regional sales centers in the U.S., 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.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO / http://www.kyocera.com), 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. During the year ended March 31, 2007, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approximately $10.8 billion).