KYOCERA Establishes New Company to Operate 70MW Solar Power Plant in Japan - Page 3
'Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation' to develop and operate country's largest solar power plant
Electricity generated will provide the equivalent power for roughly 22,000 average households, and will help to offset roughly 25,000 tons of CO2 per year.
Completion: fall 2013 (planned)
*1 Largest individual solar power plant in Japan for an
installation at one location; based on publicly announced projects.
Research by Kyocera (as of July 2012).
*2 For the reader's convenience; based on an exchange rate of JPY78.25 = USD1 (July 31, 2012).
For more information and images of the Kagoshima mega-solar power plant, please see: http://global.kyocera.com/news/2012/0403_kara.html
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 plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
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