Kyocera PV Modules Will Be Used in Arizona's Largest Solar Energy Initiative
Scottsdale, Ariz., July 16, 2008 –Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced its role as the sole supplier of photovoltaic modules for the solar electric system at the Gatorade manufacturing and distribution facility in Tolleson, Ariz., the state’s largest solar energy initiative.
The planned installation of a 500-kilowatt (kW) system to provide electricity to the 797,000 square-foot Gatorade site will use solar panels composed of 205-watt Kyocera KD205GX-LP modules.
The solar panels are scheduled to be installed by SPG Solar on the roof of the site in early September, and are expected to start generating electricity in November.
The solar electric system is anticipated to produce more than 760,000 kilowatt hours annually, enough to meet the electrical needs of 50 households, and have the equivalent effect of offsetting 591 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year.
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.
The Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) is the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, 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, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, electronic components and industrial ceramics. In fiscal year ending March 31, 2008, the company’s net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately $12.9 billion). For more information please visit http://www.kyocera.com.