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Kyocera to Donate Solar Power Systems to Schools in Nepal (posted 12/19/08)

Kyocera Corp. recently announced that it will donate solar power generating systems to middle schools in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The donation package contains 600-W solar power generating systems, including storage batteries, that Kyocera will install in schools in Nepal. Each system will also come with basic equipment, such as audio-visual equipment and lights. Kyocera will donate and install the systems in three schools each year over the following five years, beginning in 2009.

According to the Asian Development Bank, only approximately 20% of Nepal is supplied with electricity, leaving a large majority of people without power. Moreover, the majority of power supply in the country is derived from hydraulic power, causing serious power shortages in dry seasons.

Under these circumstances, the solar power generating systems to be installed by Kyocera will help provide electricity for educational facilities. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, “Using the technological capabilities of Japan in Nepal is a greatly appreciated international contribution.”

Starting in 2000, Kyocera began a partnership with Lasersun Energy to supply small-scale solar generating systems for residential use, compatible LED light packages and other solar power options in Nepal. In 2007, the total volume of shipments of Kyocera solar power equipment to Nepal was 2.6 times higher than in the previous year.

Realizing that the energy circumstances in Nepal are still insufficient, Kyocera hopes to contribute to the situation through the expansion of its solar business. With the donation of solar power generating systems, Kyocera believes it is meaningful to provide light for the classrooms and to power televisions and radios that can be used in the education of the children who carry the future of the country on their shoulders.

Kyocera entered the solar energy business in 1975, when former president Kazuo Inamori first recognized the long-term potential for solar technology to help meet global energy demand. The company’s solar business has continued for 33 years based on the principle of “contributing to society through clean energy around the world.”

Visit http://global.kyocera.com for more information.


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