Kyocera Solar Modules Power ‘Net-Zero Energy’ Apartments


Kyocera Solar Inc. has announced its solar modules are providing 100% of the power needed for residential and common-area use by a 114-unit apartment complex in San Diego. The 338 kW installation powers the Solterra EcoLuxury Apartments built by developer H.G. Fenton Coby in the Scripps Ranch suburb.

The 1,380 Kyocera solar modules were installed by San Diego-based Home Energy Systems Inc. on the roofs of the four apartment buildings, mounted atop carports and ground-mounted on a slope at the property's south end. Solterra is also incorporating energy-efficient and water-saving features including Energy Star appliances, drip-irrigation landscaping and garages prewired to charge electric vehicles.

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