Kyocera To Add Six Solar Systems

Kyocera Corp. says it will install a total of 593 kW of solar power systems, using the company's own solar modules, at six domestic plants by March 2011.

This move will increase the number of Kyocera domestic manufacturing sites equipped with solar power generating systems to 10. The company notes that it already has a number of solar power generating systems installed at its group companies inside and outside Japan, which, combined with the new systems, will boost the company's total output to 1.8 MW.

Among the six plants to be equipped with new systems are the Yasu Plant (Shiga), which is the company's new solar cell manufacturing plant; the Kitami Plant (Hokkaido), which mainly manufactures mobile-phone handsets; and the Sendai Plant (Kyushu), which mainly manufactures ceramic components and ceramic knives. The six new systems are expected to generate a total of 591 MWh per year.

SOURCE: Kyocera Corp.

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