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Fulfilling a Childhood Dream: Phoenix Resident Bobby Ivey Goes Green with KYOCERA Solar

Bobby Ivey Goes Green

Kyocera Solar recently enabled Bobby Ivey to fulfill a childhood dream: “Having a solar photovoltaic system has always been a dream of mine,” he stated. “When I was a kid, my parents bought me a book that explained how solar power works, and I always thought it was amazing that you could actually make electrical power from the sun’s rays. Now I’m living proof!”

In July 2013, Bobby commissioned American Solar to install eight high-efficiency Kyocera Solar KD245 modules on the rooftop of his Phoenix home. The system, which includes an SMA Inverter and ProSolar mounting system with structural attachments, is rated at 1.96kW and will produce approximately 3,100kWH of clean, renewable energy per year.

“I’m highly satisfied with the performance of the Kyocera solar modules and the great work that American Solar did on the installation. The roof looks nice, the installation was fast, and the whole system works very well,” Bobby explained. “The inverter has an informative display, which shows exactly how much power the system produces during the day and I can also see the total power produced since installation. At the six month mark in January, the system’s half-year total production was 1,550kWh.”

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KYOCERA Soccer Stadium In The Hague Goes Solar, Helps The Hague’s Goal Of Being Carbon Neutral By 2040

Sports are thriving businesses for many communities and countries. Soccer is our family’s personal favorite. We are not alone — the game is the most popular in the world. The World Cup creates an influx of business for any country where it is held — this sport is the heart of many families and countries. It is important, of course, that such a large business move towards much greater use renewable energy and energy efficiency. Luckily, we’re seeing movements in that direction.

As we know, Kyocera has been actively engaged in supplying solar modules to businesses, homes, and sports facilities around the world. According to a recent press release, it reports that the latest on a list of sports facilities around the world utilizing Kyocera solar modules is a soccer stadium in The Hague, Netherlands:

The Kyocera Group announced that it is supplying 725 kilowatts of solar modules for the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands. On January 22, the signing of a letter of intent in The Hague signaled the start of another major Kyocera solar project in connection with professional sports in Europe — after the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. The roof of The Hague’s soccer stadium is to be equipped with 2,900 high-quality Kyocera solar modules.

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KYOCERA Solar Modules Aid Connecticut Residents

Connecticut residents who made a New Year’s resolution to reduce their environmental impact may be getting a boost without even realizing it.

On December 23, 2013, a 5-megawatt AC (7.4MW DC) installation of high-reliability Kyocera solar modules began commercial operations at Somers, Conn., providing enough annual generating capacity to offset the power needs of approximately 5,000 homes. The Somers project is the latest that Kyocera has developed and financed in the United States.

The system’s solar modules offer an effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which scientists regard as a primary contributor to climate change. Somers Solar Center will produce more than 10,200 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity annually, with a carbon impact equal to reducing oil consumption by 16,779 barrels ― or taking 1,503 cars off the road.

Kyocera International Inc., a North American holding company for Kyocera companies including Kyocera Solar, in collaboration with CleanPath, a San Francisco-based clean energy project company, financed and developed Somers Solar Center before transferring ownership and operation to Dominion, one of the largest U.S. producers and transporters of energy. Prime Solutions Inc., a Connecticut-based engineering, procurement and construction company, designed and built the system using 23,150 Kyocera 320-watt solar modules.

Somers Solar Center occupies 50 acres in north-central Connecticut, roughly four miles south of the Massachusetts state line. The project represents a new solar project development business strategy for Kyocera and the continuation of Dominion’s commitment to a diversified portfolio of renewable energy. Kyocera is in the process of developing and financing more solar projects like this one using its four decades of experience in providing reliable, efficient solar energy solutions.

Kyocera’s new status as a U.S. solar project developer follows the precedent it set in Japan, where it owns and operates a 70MW solar installation in Kagoshima, and is in the process of building 30 to 35 additional smaller-scale solar projects to provide an additional 60 to 70MW of renewable generating capacity. In November 2013, Kyocera and Madison School District in Phoenix, Ariz., inaugurated a 1.6MW solar energy project that will offset over 60 percent of the school district’s annual electricity consumption.