KYOCERA Supplies 9,000 Solar Modules for 1.2
MW Power Plant in Czech Republic
May 26, 2010 08:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time
KYOTO, Japan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today
announced that it has supplied roughly 9,000 solar modules for a large-scale solar power plant in the Czech
Republic. Covering an area of more than 28,000 m², the plant delivers an output of 1.2 megawatts (MW).
In the South Moravian farming village of Moravský Žižkov, 8,960 Kyocera KD135GH-2PU solar modules are
currently producing solar energy. When selecting products for solar installations, the Czech company Nelumbo
focuses on quality and has therefore put its trust in Kyocera. Due to the many hours of sunshine in this region, a high
annual electricity yield of 1.3 million kilowatt hours is expected from the plant, which was completed in December
Durable and efficient high-yield solar modules are of great importance, especially for large-scale plants. Kyocera
offers more than 35 years of experience in the solar industry and with its fully-integrated manufacturing process —
controlling every stage of production — it is able to guarantee the high quality and performance of its modules.
Nelumbo is one of the most experienced companies in photovoltaics and solar thermal power within the Czech
Republic and Slovakia. Every year it constructs 200 to 300 solar installation in the Czech Republic and offers its
customers complete network support, from installation through to maintenance.
The interplay of powerful modules, expert installation and an optimum location mean that this solar plant is able to
supply 280 households per year with electricity from sunlight, thus offsetting 1,150 tons of CO2 emissions.
For more information about Kyocera solar energy:http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/solar/
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 has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications
equipment, electronic components, printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics.
During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company's net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately USD11.5
billion). The company is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine's 2010 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest
publicly traded companies.
KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Akiko CHUJO, +81-(0)75-604-3416