Why KYOCERA?

The number of companies offering solar energy products has increased 51% annually since the year 2000[1]. While that kind of rapid growth may make for a dynamic industry, it also means there are a lot of inexperienced companies out there—companies that do not have the proven experience or expertise found with Kyocera Solar.

Proven Financial Stability

The KYOCERA GROUP is made up of 212 companies, accounting for more than 60,000 employees. In fiscal year 2012, net sales for the KYOCERA GROUP were $14.5 Billion and we've been profitable every year of our operation. We were previously rated "Aa3" by Moody's–high quality with very low credit risk (No current outstanding debt!), and can boast of our strong balance sheet. No other solar company has such strength.

Proven Manufacturing

Kyocera manufactures and assembles solar cells and modules at its own worldwide production sites using a true vertical integration process called "Chain of Custody." This superior approach gives Kyocera complete control over every step of the manufacturing process, producing modules with built-in quality, proven superior field performance, and tight power tolerance.

Our manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 9001 & 14001, and produce state of the art technology.

KYOCERA's Vertically Integrated "Chain of Custody" Manufacturing Process Total Quality Control

Proven Products

We've recently celebrated the 25 year anniversary of the Sakura Solar Energy Center. This world renowned facility is the site of a 43kW Grid-tie System, installed in 1984. This system consists of more than 1000 modules exposed to over 45,000 hours of solar irradiation. Research has proven that these panels have shown a degradation of just 11.9%!

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LOGO: TÜV RheinlandTÜV Rheinland, the leading—and toughest—provider of product testing recently completed 
rigorous performance testing on a number of solar modules. The Kyocera Solar module is the first module to have passed these grueling long-term tests. [3]

The results confirm what we already knew: Kyocera continues to outperform the industry, even under the harshest conditions.

Proven System Performance

Independent tests show Kyocera Solar has recorded the highest average output of any crystalline module. These tests, conducted at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre, put various systems on an even playing field, enabling accurate and unbiased comparisons of technology performance.[2]

CHART: Other Crystalline Modules

Data gathered from three large-scale power plants using Kyocera modules in Spain (Salamanca: 13.8MW, Dulcinea: 28.8MW) and Thailand (Korat: 6MW) show that actual power generation has exceeded the power companies' own pre-installation power output estimates. This demonstrates the real-life high performance of Kyocera's solar modules.

International System Overperformance

Created with estimated values and reported data provided by power companies.

Proven Dedication

Central to our company's mission is the passion to help others– what we call "Our Solar Spirit." People count on Kyocera to provide reliable, renewable energy the world over. Ask those in the village of Kankoi in Pakistan if Kyocera solar panels, the village's sole source of electricity, have changed their lives.

Proven Efficiency

Through dedication to research and a drive to be the best, Kyocera has broken the multicrystalline silicon solar cell efficiency world record several times over. In addition, we've successfully increased the light-sensitive surface area of our solar cells, lowered resistance and reduced energy loss due to reflection–all to improve the efficiency of our solar panels. We're consistently setting the bar for our industry... and the world is better for it.