Kyocera Supplies MyGen Meridian ™, Building-Integrated Solar Electric System for D.R. Horton Model Home

11/04/05

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (November 4, 2005) – Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced the successful installation of a 2.5 kilowatt MyGen Meridian™, building-integrated solar system on a D.R. Horton model home located at 1673 Montrose Lane in Lincoln, California.

D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder in the United States, is now offering the MyGen Meridian system as an option on its new homes in the Horton Augustus development. Now home buyers will be able to see the system in operation, making the decision to add a solar system to their new home easier.

Kyocera’s MyGen Meridian system serves as a roof surface and a pollution-free, aesthetically pleasing electrical generator,” said Mark Voitek, vice president of sales at Kyocera Solar, Inc. “This raises the value of the home without impacting its curb appeal.”

The solar arrays feature a unique free-airflow framing system for increased thermal efficiency and a “cassette” type module installation. The “cassette” design, unlike other systems, allows for ease of installation, and individual module access for serviceability without disturbing the roofing material.

Kyocera’s newly developed d.Blue manufacturing process is incorporated in the MyGen Meridian system.  This process yields increased power output, and an attractive “deep blue” color by reducing reflectance and maximizing the amount of sunlight the solar module absorbs.

For more information on MyGen Meridian systems, contact Kyocera Solar, Inc.’s Customer Service Division at 800-544-6466, or visit the company’s web site at www.kyocerasolar.com.

The companies that comprise the D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI) family of builders have been dedicated to building quality crafted, distinctive homes across the United States since 1978. This family of builders has developed a reputation for high quality homes with features and amenities other builders often consider options or upgrades. Flexible home designs, attention to detail and sensible pricing are what make D.R. Horton a national leader in the residential home building industry.  D.R. Horton is currently building new home communities in Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln, Natomas, Rocklin, Sacramento and Reno.  For additional information click here.

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions, with headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and sales affiliates in the Americas and Australia.  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, cameras, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics.