Kyocera to provide 13 MW of solar modules for Japanese solar installation

Diversified Japanese industrial group Kyocera today said that it would provide approximately 13 MW of solar modules for the Ohgishima Solar Power Plant's mega solar system, planned by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) with construction by Hitachi, Ltd.

Scheduled for completion in 2011, the installation will be one of the largest in Japan, providing electricity for approximately 3,800 homes and off-setting about 5,800 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

To promote land-use efficiency, the Kyocera solar modules, covering about 57 acres, will be installed on an artificial island just outside of Tokyo Bay.

Kyocera has a track record of providing solar modules for large-scale power plants in Europe - the world's largest solar energy market.

Kyocera has supplied 13.8MW of modules for Spain's Planta Solar de Salamanca and other large-scale projects.

Governmental subsidies and a planned feed-in-tariff system are increasing demand for solar energy in Japan as well both for residential applications and among public utility companies, which have confirmed plans to build large-scale solar power plants by 2020.