Kyocera Corp. says it has now installed more than 1,200 solar power generating systems at public schools in Japan, ranking Kyocera as the No. 1 supplier in this segment of the Japanese market. In the market for school installations in Japan, Kyocera holds over 40% market share.
The use of solar power at schools in Japan has grown exponentially in recent years with the government's School New Deal initiative, which aims to broadly enrich the nation's educational facilities, the company notes. The initiative plans to promptly pursue higher earthquake-resistant building standards and to utilize solar power generation under the broader concepts of improved environmental impact and enhanced information and communications technology.