Quality Has Priority: KYOCERA Supplies Solar Modules for 4 MW Solar Plant in Czech Republic

04/22/10

22 April 2010 - Kyoto / Neuss − The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of photovoltaics, is supplying solar modules for the largest Czech outdoor plant. The total volume of the project is 4 megawatts peak (MWp) over a production area of 9 hectares. Of this, 1.6 MWp have already been connected to the grid since the end of 2009. Completion is scheduled for 2011.

During the installation of the Czech  SINUS photovoltaic park, the Austrian photovoltaic pioneer Pan Oekoteam is focusing entirely on quality and is opting exclusively for Kyocera in its choice of modules. By the end of 2009, a total of 4,899 Kyocera modules of the type KD210GH-2PU and 2,700 of the type KD205GH-2PU had already been installed. At this moment in time, a total of 1.582 MWp have already been connected to the grid. In September 2010 the park is scheduled to deliver 3 MWp. The final construction phase of 4 MWp is scheduled for 2011.

“The fact that Pan Oekoteam has decided exclusively in favour of solar modules by Kyocera to equip the 4-MWp plant in the Czech Republic confirms the quality of our products. Particularly where large outdoor plants are concerned, key factors are the durability of the solar modules and the yield that they deliver,” says Mitsuru Imanaka, European President of Kyocera.

Kyocera is a front runner in the solar energy market and began to develop solar cells in 1975. The company has therefore gathered many years of experience and has established a close link to the solar industry. In its production, Kyocera attaches particular importance to covering the entire value-added chain itself, starting with the processing of the raw material through to module production, and thus guaranteeing quality and performance of the modules.

The combination of high-quality modules, professional installation and a good location offers outstanding conditions for the SINUS photovoltaic park. As the South Moravian district in the Czech Republic is one of the areas with the highest average annual duration of sunshine, it may generally be assumed that electricity yields will be at an optimum. Consequently, with an installed output of 4 MWp by 2011, an annual electricity yield of 4.2 million kilowatt hours is expected, enabling some 1,050 households to be continuously supplied with ecological solar electricity. This in turn saves 2,800 tonnes of CO2 per year.