In applications ranging from homes to large companies, Kyocera solar solutions are working to reduce power bills, improve efficiency and promote energy independence for customers every day. Here are some of our latest success stories.
Phoenix, AZ: Bobby Ivey
Bobby has been fascinated with solar energy since he was a child. So, when he purchased his first home, Bobby reached out to American Solar to install high-efficiency Kyocera Solar modules. Rated 1.96 kW, his system produces approx. 3,100 kWh of clean, renewable energy per year. Bobby's system also qualified for federal and state tax incentives, which made solar an even more attractive option for him.
San Diego, CA: North County Fire Protection District
For the NCFPD, solar satisfied two key objectives. The first was to combat future utility rate increases. The other was to promote eco responsibility, and prove that public entities could do their part. Sullivan Solar Power installed six Kyocera PV systems, totaling 168.5 kW and capable of generating an estimated 266,400 kWh of clean energy each year. The systems now provide power to five fire stations plus one maintenance facility in Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow, which serve 50,000 residents every day.
Kyocera is one of the world's largest producers and suppliers of solar-powered solutions. A solar industry pioneer, Kyocera was at the forefront of developing clean, renewable energy using PV solar module solutions, with the goal of helping to protect the global environment.
From residences to industrial installations, our solar panels are used in applications worldwide. We have even installed large-scale floating solar systems on lakes and reservoirs. Reliability and quality are always our guiding light. As one benchmark, we are the only solar module manufacturer to earn the highest rating across all test categories in GTM Research and DNV GL's PV Module Reliability Scorecard twice in a row.
In December 2015, the U.S. Congress extended the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC). Originally due to expire at the end of 2016, Congress decided to make the ITC a long term part of the country's energy independence policy, with the 30% federal tax credit for homeowners and businesses now set to continue through 2019 and ramp down thereafter.
Thanks in part to smart policies like the ITC, solar system prices have fallen over 60% in the past seven years, placing solar savings and efficiencies within reach of millions of home and business owners, schools, farms and more. In California alone, the credit combined with net energy metering brought over $12 billion in investments to the state in 2014, and led to 54,000 solar-related jobs. Get the full story here.