KYOCERA Selects DECK Monitoring to Provide Solar Monitoring Solution Standard in All New Residential MyGen Kits

Proven Leader in Solar Technology Selects Innovative DECK Solar Monitoring Solution for Its Residential Customers and Their Integrators

01/08/10

    EUGENE, OR--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Kyocera Solar Inc., a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions, has selected DECK Monitoring (www.deckmonitoring.com), a certified provider of monitoring services for renewable energy systems, to provide an integrated solar monitoring solution to all of their residential customers and integrators through their MyGen™ solar kit product line. Kyocera's MyGen Grid-Connected Systems are convenient and comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) power equipment packages designed specifically for residential applications. Each package is pre-engineered to optimize system performance and meet applicable NEC codes and requirements. All major PV system components, disconnects and grounding equipment are included providing everything you need to generate your own electricity. Launched in January 2010, each MyGen System will now include one year of free solar monitoring powered by DECK Monitoring for the customer as well as the installing integrator. The customer will be able to view the production of the system via a web portal, and the integrator will be able to provide superior service by gaining visibility into the production, performance, and efficiency of the system.

"DECK's feature-rich monitoring solution provides another proven component to the MyGen system," explains Michael Ludgate, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Kyocera Solar. "Customers want to know that their systems are working efficiently and exactly how much energy and carbon off-sets the system is producing in real time. The DECK online platform provides customers with an easy to understand monitoring device, and most importantly it provides solar installer with the ability to be alerted if a production issue should arise."

As part of the integrated monitoring solution, MyGen System installers will be offered a password protected online Administration Panel at no extra charge. This portal allows the solar integrator to monitor each customer's MyGen System in real time, set custom alarms, keep maintenance notes on installations and more. DECK Monitoring believes that providing this shared monitoring to the customer and their installer is the best way to ensure optimal system performance and increase confidence in the reliability of solar power production. DECK is proud to be a part of Kyocera's proven solar portfolio.

About Kyocera

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) (TOKYO: 6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "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 electric generating systems, telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company's net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marks its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine's 2009 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

About DECK Monitoring

DECK Monitoring (www.deckmonitoring.com) is a certified provider of monitoring services for renewable energy systems. DECK Monitoring is committed to providing "Energy Intelligence." Built by solar integrators for solar integrators, DECK Monitoring provides real-time data that gives solar owners and investors confidence in their systems' production, and gives integrators the data and online tools they need to manage the performance of those systems. DECK Monitoring takes pride in providing their customers and their communities an online platform to demonstrate and promote the benefits of solar power generation. To learn more about DECK Monitoring, please visit http://www.deckmonitoring.com

Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements for DECK Monitoring

Certain statements in this press release including statements regarding expected future financial and industry growth are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; litigation and other risks. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date.