October 13, 2008
KYOCERA to Showcase Innovative Solar Electric Energy Solutions at Solar Power International 2008 Trade Show
Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced today that it will introduce and exhibit a group of innovative new products at the Solar Power International (SPI) 2008 trade show October 14-16 at the San Diego Convention Center. SPI, the largest solar show in the U.S., provides an opportunity for Kyocera to demonstrate its record-setting, high-efficiency, multicrystalline solar modules.
The company will use Solar Power International to introduce its most powerful module to date, the 220-watt back-contact model -- as well as the all-black, back-contact, black back-sheet 187-watt module. Also on display will be MyGen, Kyocera's complete residential photovoltaic system that includes modules, inverter, racking and electrical connections. Kyocera's highly durable G-Frame modules that are ruggedized for extreme weather conditions and have a universal standardized frame will complete the show."The size and scope of Solar Power International illustrates the rapid growth of the industry, a trend that Kyocera is experiencing," stated Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. "We are currently expanding our Tijuana manufacturing facility to meet increasing demand for solar panels. By March 2012, our global solar output will reach 650 megawatts (MW), a significant increase from Kyocera's output of 207 MW in 2007."
Kyocera will debut a 1,600 square foot booth, number 513, to showcase its innovative solar electric energy solutions.
Recognizing SPI's importance to the solar industry, Kyocera is one of the event's top sponsors, supporting the event at the "Gigawatt" level. Kyocera will co-host a sponsor party during SPI's Block Party celebration on Tuesday, October 14, with San Diego Gas & Electric and California Center for Sustainable Energy.
About Kyocera Solar, Inc.
Kyocera Solar, Inc. (www.kyocerasolar.com) is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. and regional sales centers in the U.S., Brazil and Australia, Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO).
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) is the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, electronic components and industrial ceramics. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008, the company's net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately $12.9 billion). For more information please visit http://www.kyocera.com.
Under continuous development since 1975, solar energy products recently became Kyocera's fastest growing business. By March 2012, Kyocera plans to be producing 650 megawatts of solar modules annually -- a "carbon impact" comparable to adding 189 square miles of forest to the Earth every year.