Kyocera Solar expands project business

Grammar school fitted out with Kyocera solar modules

21 July 2010

Kyoto / Neuss, 21 July 2010 – The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of photovoltaics, is aiming to expand its project business in the future. Acting as the main contractor in this pilot project with regional relevance, Kyocera has fitted out a grammar school in the state of Baden-Württemberg with a complete solar plant. It was completed in June 2010 and has an output of 130 kilowatts peak (kWp).

The Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium (OHG) in Nellingen has set itself the target of becoming the first CO2-neutral school in the region. And progress is good: since the end of June, a Kyocera photovoltaic plant with an output of 130 kWp has been feeding energy into the electricity grid. With a total of 606 modules of the type Kyocera KD215GH-2PU, the school is achieving an annual energy yield of 123,000 kilowatt hours (kWh). This is enough to supply roughly 30 four-person households per year with energy. The CO2 saving in the same period amounts to 76,000 kilograms. As the plant was completed on time by Kyocera before 1 July, the school additionally profits from a higher feed-in tariff.
Kyocera as main contractor provided support for the OHG during the planning and assumed control of the material supplies as well as execution of the project. For the future, the company has set itself the target of providing greater support for the implementation of solar projects, above all for partners from the region.
In close coordination with the project partner, Kyocera is fulfilling individual customer demands for sustainability with tailor-made solutions, while at the same time guaranteeing the respective target margins. “Kyocera sees itself as a quality supplier and this aspect also guides our selection of project partners,” says Dr Stefan Wiebach, European Product Line Manager at Kyocera.

In this way, photovoltaic plants from the premium segment are adapted precisely to customer requirements and handed over on schedule as turnkey solutions.

Top quality in modules and project management
Kyocera is a front runner in the solar energy market and began to develop solar cells in 1975. The company has therefore gathered many years of experience and established a close link to the solar industry. In its production, Kyocera attaches particular importance to covering the entire value-added chain itself, starting with the processing of the raw material through to module production, and thus guaranteeing quality and performance of the modules.

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