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KYOCERA, IHI, MIZUHO Corporate Bank Reach Basic Agreement to Build & Operate 70MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

New business model to be established with 25 billion yen investment

Kyocera Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. today announced that the three companies have reached a basic agreement to construct a 70-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in southern Japan and to further explore a business model for utility-scale solar power generation. The “mega-solar plant” is being built to help solve Japan’s power supply issues caused by the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and to make a contribution to environmental protection, including the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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Kyocera: San Diego’s Most-Awarded Company for Environmental Programs, Honored with 12th Consecutive City Recycling Award

Kyocera Continues Environmental Awareness Leadership with eWaste Recycling Program in Honor of Earth Day 2012, Benefitting Cell Phones for Soldiers

Kyocera Communications Inc., a San Diego-based provider of wireless phones in the Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., has received the Director’s Recycling Award for environmental programs by the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department (ESD). It is the twelfth consecutive year the City has awarded Kyocera Communications for its recycling efforts. Kyocera, which operates multiple divisions in San Diego, now has earned 19 such awards from the City – more than any other business in San Diego, according to the ESD. Kyocera also was recently honored by the state of California with the Waste Reduction (WRAP) Award, recognizing its recycling and environmentally-friendly business practices.

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About Kyocera

Kyocera, founded in 1959 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, is a healthy, forward-thinking, globally active corporation which in 2009, celebrated its 50th anniversary. With over 65,000 employees at 200 locations worldwide, Kyocera's areas of operations include information and communications technology, environmental protection and preserving the quality of life. Kyocera's origins and core competencies are in the field of technical ceramics, also known as fine ceramics. Today, Kyocera is among the world's leading manufacturers of solar energy products/modules.