the modules for projects with "Buy American" procurement provisions.
Kyocera has begun
manufacturing solar modules in San Diego, Calif., to serve the U.S. market's growing demand for
clean, sustainable solar electric-generating systems. The U.S. module production line will
support a new milestone for Kyocera's solar energy business-global production
volume targeting 1000 megawatts (one gigawatt) of solar cells per year by March
The new solar
manufacturing line has an initial production target of 30 megawatts per year.
It leverages Kyocera's U.S.
manufacturing capabilities to produce the company's most powerful and efficient
solar power products. Initial production includes solar modules ranging from
210 watts to the company's latest flagship 235-watt modules.
high-efficiency solar modules from Kyocera's San Diego plant fulfill the 'Buy
American' provisions enacted by the U.S. government while meeting the rising
demand for renewable energy that has accompanied the current administration's
'Green New Deal' measures," said Tatsumi Maeda, vice president and general
manager of Kyocera Corp.'s Solar Energy Group. "Kyocera expects these
products to extend the power benefits of the sun to an unprecedented number of
Solar energy has
become Kyocera's fastest growing business globally, with the company expanding
production capacity aggressively to meet growing worldwide demand. In addition
to the new production operations in San Diego,
Kyocera currently has solar module production facilities in Japan, China,
the Czech Republic
pleased that our newest production operation is up and running today, according
to schedule-a move that will allow us to meet increasing demand for innovative
solar products," said Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc.
"Kyocera's solar solutions go beyond residential rooftops-we specialize in
transforming unused spaces, even parking lots and water-treatment facilities,
into self-contained solar-electric generating systems that benefit communities
and our planet."
offers a hedge against electricity cost increases and serves as an environmental
countermeasure to acid rain, ozone depletion, and rising carbon levels. As an
illustration of Kyocera's expansion target, the planned one-gigawatt global
capacity is enough to supply 3.5-kilowatt solar electric generating systems for
about 285,000 homes each year.
invites solar inquires for applications ranging from home power to
information, visit www.kyocerasolar.com