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KYOCERA to Supply 3MW of Solar Modules for Utility Co.'s Solar Power Plants in N.E. Japan

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KYOTO, Japan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Kyocera today announced that it is supplying a total of 3-megawatts (MW) of the company’s multicrystalline silicon solar modules for two of Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.'s new solar power plants. img border='0' title='Add to Google' alt='Ad

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									KYOCERA to Supply 3MW of Solar Modules for
Utility Co.'s Solar Power Plants in N.E. Japan
February 09, 2011 08:10 AM Eastern Time  

KYOTO, Japan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today
announced that it is supplying a total of 3-megawatts (MW) of the company's multicrystalline silicon solar modules
for two of Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.'s new solar power plants (2MW in Miyagi Pref.; 1MW in Aomori
Pref.). Construction of the two facilities will start this month and are planned to be completed in January 2012.

The 2MW Sendai Solar Power Plant in Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture is expected to produce enough power for
roughly 600 homes by generating 2,100MWh of electricity, off-setting about 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions each
year; while the 1.5MW Hachinohe Solar Power Plant in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture (of which Kyocera is
supplying 1MW) should supply power for roughly 500 homes with 1,600MWh, off-setting about 800 tons of CO2
emissions each year.

Presently, power companies across Japan have planned to build roughly 30 large-scale solar power plants with a
total of 140MW of power output by 2020. Including Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Kyocera has already agreed
to supply its solar modules for plants to be constructed by seven power companies in Japan.

Outside of its own domestic market, Kyocera has notably shipped more than 50MW of modules for three large-
scale power plants in Spain, and agreed to supply modules for a 204MW project in Thailand. Furthermore, data
collected from three of these plants in Spain (Dulcinea: 28.8MW; Salamanca: 13.8MW) and Thailand (Korat:
6MW) show that the company's modules are exceeding the installers' own original power output estimates --
demonstrating the performance and reliability of Kyocera's products.

Kyocera first started R&D into solar energy technology in 1975, and from that point on has continually pursued the
enhancement of quality and technology. Kyocera hopes to apply its many years of experience and know-how in the
solar industry to supply high-performance modules that can help to contribute to the prevention of global warming.

To request high-resolution or alternate images of the installations please contact webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp

For more information about Kyocera Solar Energy
(http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/solar/)

Learn about solar energy at the "Solar Power Expo" Web site
(http://global.kyocera.com/solarexpo/)

About KYOCERA

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.
Contacts
KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Judah Reynolds, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax: +81-(0)75-604-3516

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