Kyocera Corp. says it has installed a total of 305.1 kW of solar power systems in two villages in Mongolia through the World Bank's Renewable Energy for Rural Access Project. World Bank's project aims to increase electricity and improve reliability of electricity service through the use of solar energy to help improve the living conditions of off-grid village communities.
The solar power systems were supplied and installed by Kyocera Corp.'s subsidiary, Kyocera (Tianjin) Sales & Trading Corp. The 202.5 kW and 102.6 kW systems have been installed in the villages of Gobi-Altai and Bayantooroi, respectively, which are both located in the Gobi Desert region of western Mongolia.
Kyocera has been active in the solar energy business in Mongolia for many years, taking part in a project by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization to supply portable solar power generating systems for 200 nomadic herding families' yurts between 1992 and 1996.