Tough and Attractive – A New Module Frame from Kyocera

EU PVSEC 2008 in Valencia

05 August 2008

Kyoto/Neuss – Kyocera is introducing a new module frame at an exhibition being held from September 1 to September 4 in conjunction with the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC 2008) in Valencia, Spain. The Japanese photovoltaic manufacturer's highlight for this year's exhibition is a panel with a maximum surface load of 5,400 N/m² – far greater than the required minimum. Visitors to the world's largest solar energy congress can also find more innovations at Kyocera Stand 1/C4 in Hall 1.

The Who's Who of the photovoltaic industry will be meeting in Valencia at the beginning of September to discuss the latest developments in research, technology, industry and politics.
Kyocera is also presenting of one of its newest products, the KD135GH-2PU, the successor of KC130GH-2P. Its main attraction is a new frame that meets the enhanced testing standard IEC 61215 ed. 2. With a maximum surface load of 5,400 N/m², it greatly exceeds the norm of 2,400 N/m² required by the standard. This means improved safety for the entire photovoltaic system during extreme weather conditions such has heavy loads of snow. In addition, the black anodised aluminium frame makes the design visually appealing. Starting in 2009, it will be introduced on all modules for grid-connected applications ranging from 130W to 210W.

Kyocera Solar in Europe

Kyocera started its solar energy business in 1975. Seven years later, in 1982, the firm became the first to introduce series production of multi-crystalline solar cells. A casting process was used that has today become the industry standard for the manufacture of solar cells. In 1983, Kyocera supplied the first solar modules to Europe. Today, the company belongs to a select group of integrated manufacturers, whose process chain begins with the purchase of silicon.
In recent years, the company has increased investment in researched aimed at further improvements in quality. Thanks to continued development of the production process, which is also highly automated, polycrystalline Kyocera modules guarantee solar energy systems with extremely high annual energy yields. All the modules are certified by TÜV Rheinland according to IEC 61215 ed. 2 and IEC 61730. In addition, the technology enterprise has different suppliers and, as a result, has secured a stable supply of the raw material silicon. It is therefore planning to triple production up to 500 megawatts by the end of 2011.

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Available in spring 2009 – the new KD135GH-2PU with a maximum surface load of 5,400 N/m².
For a free copy, please contact Daniela Faust at Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, Hammfelddamm 6, 41460 Neuss,