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KYOCERA Supplies Solar Modules for North Queensland, Australia’s Largest Installation

Part of Solar City program, 348kW system produces two-thirds of Townsville RSL Stadium’s energy requirements.

Kyocera Solar, Inc. recently supplied 348 kilowatts (kW) of solar modules that now cover the roof of the Townsville RSL Stadium in North Queensland, Australia. The photovoltaic installation, which will produce approximately 500 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy annually, is now the largest in North Queensland and will supply the equivalent of two-thirds of the stadium’s energy requirements by utilizing the clean, renewable energy of the sun.

Ergon Energy installed the solar system, which will generate about 1,400 kilowatt hours each day, equivalent to the daily energy requirements of 75 typical North Queensland homes. That amount of clean energy equates to eliminating 460 tonnes of carbon pollution each year or removing approximately 100 cars from the road.

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, opened the Townsville RSL Stadium solar array. “These measures make the most of Australia’s natural resources and help us make the gradual shift to a modern, clean energy economy,” he stated.

The solar-powered stadium is a key component of the federally funded Townsville Solar City Program, which is already responsible for installing more than 1MW of solar energy in the city. The program will help achieve objectives to better manage rising electricity demand in Northern Queensland using environment-friendly resources.

Townsville Queensland Solar City is one of seven solar cities across Australia, and part of the Australian Government’s Solar Cities program that works with all levels of government, industry and community to change the way we think about and use energy.

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Dr. Kazuo Inamori – Founder Of KYOCERA, Honorary Adviser To KDDI, Chairman Emeritus Of Japan Airlines And Creator Of The Kyoto Prize – Publishes Amoeba Management

Kyocera Corporation and Productivity Press today announced the first printing of Amoeba Management by Dr. Kazuo Inamori, a new guide to stronger business leadership practices now available in select retail stores and online.

Amoeba Management: The Dynamic Management System for Rapid Market Response focuses on Inamori’s business philosophy and the unique leadership system he developed over decades, both as an entrepreneurial founder of high-tech companies and in guiding numerous other multinational, multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Dr. Inamori, creator of the Amoeba Management System, is widely regarded as Japan’s most respected living business leader. He advocates a business philosophy based on “doing the right thing as a human being” and involving all employees in management. Simple, precise micro-divisional accounting systems distribute management responsibility into small, self-supporting units called amoebas, which can help organizations achieve a high degree of flexibility to accommodate ever-changing markets. All amoeba members are encouraged to focus their creativity on accomplishing common goals. As amoebas develop creative ways to improve their own profit margins, productivity and cost structure, the enterprise as a whole becomes more profitable – while promoting leadership development at all levels.

Dr. Inamori is founder of Kyocera Corporation, his first company that is now a $14.5 billion supplier of telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, ceramic components and semiconductor parts. He also founded DDI Corporation (now KDDI Corporation), a $43 billion telecommunications provider ranked number two in Japan. He is director and chairman emeritus of the recently re-listed Japan Airlines, joining the bankrupt airline in February 2010 at the request of the Japanese government and revamping the business to profitability in less than two years. He is also the creator of the Kyoto Prize, an international award for lifetime achievement that was created out of his belief that a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of society.

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KYOCERA to Supply 30MW of Modules for Solar Power Plant in Northern Japan

Kyocera Solar Corporation, will provide 30 megawatts (MW) of solar modules (approximately 135,000 units) for a utility-scale solar power plant in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido, Japan. The project will be designed and constructed by Yonden Engineering Co., Inc.

The project will be operated by Eurus Energy Group’s subsidiary in charge of renewable energy generation business, with plans for construction to start in October of this year and operations to start in March 2014. The solar power plant is expected to generate the equivalent amount of annual power for roughly 9,600 typical households, off-setting roughly 11,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Born of the company’s years of experience in the solar industry, Kyocera is recognized for its high-quality products and stable supply capabilities, along with its system engineering & construction knowhow, which has earned Kyocera the largest share*1of the Japanese market for installation volume of large-scale, public- and industrial-use solar power.

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