Kyocera Solar, Inc. Initiates Legal Action Against Several Former Employees and Ameresco, Inc.


Scottsdale, AZ – April 22, 2008 – On April 15, 2008, Kyocera Solar, Inc. ("KSI") filed a complaint in Arizona Superior Court, County of Maricopa, seeking a Temporary Restraining Order, a Preliminary Injunction Order and monetary damages against several former employees and Ameresco, Inc. (and related companies). The complaint seeks to prevent the unlawful use, disclosure, or transmission of KSI’s confidential information, trade secrets and other protected information. An initial hearing is scheduled on May 1, 2008.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Solar, Inc. ( 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 /, 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, 2006, the company’s net sales totaled 1.18 trillion yen (approximately $10 billion).