Kyocera Corp.'s Sakura Solar Solar Energy Center, located in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, is marking 25 years in the solar energy business. The center was established in August 1984 for research and development of solar power generating systems.
At the time of the establishment of the Sakura Solar Energy Center, the use of solar power generating systems was limited to special applications, such as unmanned lighthouses, satellites and wireless repeater stations, and not many people were aware of the possibility of solar power as an energy source used in daily life, the company notes.
The concept behind the establishment of the center was to create a comprehensive facility at which to conduct research into solar power products and to facilitate understanding of the benefits of solar energy by introducing it to the world.
SOURCE: Kyocera Corp.