KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that it has supplied 3.6 megawatts (MW) of multicrystalline silicon solar modules for the Okumatsushima “Kizuna” Solar Park in Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Construction of the utility-scale solar power plant owned and operated by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was recently completed and the plant went online in August.
The city of Higashi-Matsushima was among the areas most extensively damaged by the tsunami of March 2011, and this solar power plant was built as part of the reconstruction effort. The word kizuna means “bond” in Japanese, and has become a symbol of the bonds of friendship and solidarity which the Japanese people and those around the world showed for each other following the earthquake and tsunami which ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. Kizuna Solar Park not only signifies hope for a clean, sustainable society, but also the restoration and development of the local community.
With more than 38 years of experience in the solar industry, Kyocera provides high-quality solar modules and stability in product supply — a key reason why the company’s solar power generating systems are currently being used in a large number of commercial- and public-use projects around Japan. Kyocera was selected to supply modules for this project based on its reputation for high-quality and high-reliability solar modules.
By supplying solar modules for Kizuna Solar Park, Kyocera aims to help further promote the use of renewable energy and also to contribute to the betterment of the environment and society.
|Name||Okumatsushima “Kizuna” Solar Park|
|Location||Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan|
|Start of operations||August 21, 2013|
|Operator||Mitsui & Co., Ltd.|
For more information about Kyocera Solar Energy: http://global.kyocera.com/reliability/
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion). The company is ranked #492 on Forbes magazine’s 2013 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.