Kyocera Solar, Inc. Invites San Diegans to Attend SOLAR 2008 Show

Company welcomes residents to learn about environmentally friendly solar electric power during public events May 3-4 at Town and Country Convention Center

05/05/08

San Diego, California — May 2, 2008 — Kyocera Solar, Inc. invites San Diego residents to learn more about clean, renewable solar electric generating systems by visiting its booth at the SOLAR 2008 Show, which includes public events May 3-4 at the Town and Country Convention Center.

Kyocera will exhibit its latest line of larger, more powerful photovoltaic (PV) products, featuring the company’s new, 156mm-square solar cells in modules ranging up to 205 watts of electrical output.

Attendees can learn the basics of solar power generation – including how sunlight is converted into electricity; how to decide if PV is a good solution for your home; how large of a system you should consider; how to locate a qualified system installer; and how to apply for solar-energy incentives and subsidies.

“People everywhere are concerned about energy supplies and the environment,” said Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. “Kyocera’s developments in solar energy technology since 1975 have placed us among the world’s leading producers of solar modules, which are a major contributor in renewable energy generation.”

Kyocera’s solar modules feature a 20-year warranty and are renowned for quality and reliability. They are used throughout San Diego County – from small home systems to industrial-scale installations at such leading institutions as QUALCOMM Incorporated, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum, UCSD’s Rady School of Management and Charles Lee Powell Laboratories, and the Alvarado Wastewater Treatment Plant, to name a few.

About SOLAR 2008

SOLAR 2008 is the premier U.S. technical conference for solar energy and energy efficiency professionals.  Now in its 37th year, this conference series presents the emerging trends, technological breakthroughs, industry insights, and related factors behind the growing adoption of solar energy. To register, come to the SOLAR 2008 Registration Desk from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, 92108.

The show’s public events will help you learn about solar energy through more than 50 popular consumer workshops, a green-collar job fair, renewable energy film festival, demonstrations, and one of the largest renewable energy expos in the nation. Admission is only $5!  

About Kyocera

Kyocera Solar, Inc
(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 / 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, 2008, the company’s net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately $12.9 billion).