Kyocera Solar, Inc. Supplies Solar Modules for PPL Renewable Energy Park
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. - September 14, 2006 - Kyocera Solar, Inc., a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), today marked the dedication of the PPL Renewable Energy Park in which Kyocera supplied over 5,000 solar modules for completion. The 3,800 kilowatt (kW) Energy Park located in Camden County, New Jersey is composed of three power generating plants and was built by PPL Energy Services, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation. Two of the three plants feature solar energy systems comprised of Kyocera Solar modules.
"Kyocera Solar is proud to have its solar modules utilized as one of the key technologies demonstrated in the PPL Renewable Energy Park," stated Jeff Calabro, Sales Manager for Kyocera Solar. "We look forward to collaborating more with PPL Energy Services as their foresight and commitment to renewable energy is a model for the future."
The Energy Park features multiple technologies, including solar and landfill gas-to-energy power generation. Two of the newly constructed power generating plants within the Energy Park will generate energy for Aluminum Shapes, a Pennsauken New Jersey aluminum fabricator.
The third power generating plant in the Energy Park, a 500 kW solar energy system also located at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill, will provide power to run the 2,800 kW landfill gas-to-energy power generator at the landfill, which in turn provides energy back to the Aluminum Shapes facility. A total of 2,500 Kyocera KC200 modules were used to create the 500 kW solar energy system with an estimated annual energy production of 600,000 kWh.
"We're very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kyocera on these innovative projects," said Steve Gabrielle, PPL Energy Services Business Development Manager. "This partnership is an example of PPL's belief in reaching out beyond its traditional business to cultivate the next generation of power supply."
Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions, with headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. 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, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. During the year ending March 31, 2006, the company's net sales totaled 1.18 trillion yen (approximately US$10 billion).