17 September 2010 – The Kyocera Corporation has announced that it will install solar power generating systems using the company’s own solar modules at six of its domestic plants by March 2011 to provide a generating capacity total of 593 kW.
 
The move will increase the number of Kyocera domestic manufacturing sites equipped with solar power generating systems to ten – all of the company’s manufacturing sites in Japan – and increasing the number of global group company sites to 20.
 
Kyocera 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 generating capacity 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.
 
At present, Kyocera has solar power generating systems installed at 14 of its group company locations around the world.
 
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