Kyocera's solar power generating systems have been installed on a number of schools in Japan through the Japanese government "School New Deal" initiative. More than 1,200 schools now have Kyocera solar modules installed, marking Kyocera's share in this market segment at over 40 percent, making it No.1* in the industry (as of March 2011).
Chuodai Minami Junior High School (Fukushima Pref.)
Minamikazumi Elementary School (Toyama Pref.)
The Elementary School Attached to Kyoto Women's University (Kyoto Pref.)
Haizuka Elementary School (Osaka Pref.)
Sakuyakonohana Junior and Senior High School (Osaka Pref.)
Hiroshima Jogakuin Junior & Senior High School (Hiroshima Pref.)
Nijo Junior High School (Fukuoka Pref.)
Inuzako Elementary School (Kagoshima Pref.)
About the "School New Deal" initiative
Aiming to enhance educational environments to make schools suitable for the 21st century, the Japanese government initiated a program in April 2009 that includes the utilization of solar power at public schools.
Kyocera's unique design and construction technology in the Japanese market, and overall product quality developed based on its experience over 35 years in the solar business, have been highly rated and the company's modules have been adopted in many public schools across the country. The engineering technology that enables us to respond to individual issues in a timely manner is one of Kyocera's great strengths.
Kyocera's solar modules have been installed in schools not only in Japan but also in the U.S. and Germany; allowing the children who are to become the leaders of the next generation to learn first-hand about the importance of clean energy.
To help improve the educational environment in regions lacking electricity, Kyocera has been working on projects to donate solar power generating systems and electrical equipment to a total of 50 schools in the three countries of Uganda, Nepal and Tanzania.
As a pioneer with extensive experience in the solar power field, Kyocera is committed to making contributions that improve educational standards in these countries.
Since 2003, the Kyocera Group has been holding "Eco-Lessons" in schools. This is based on the concept of providing an opportunity for children who will become leaders of the next generation to deeply understand environmental and energy issues and to consider the impact we all have on the Earth. Kyocera employees go to local schools and act as instructors; so far we have provided lessons to more than 30,000 children in Japan and China, conducting tailor-made classes by showing them real solar equipment and using original test kits including solar powered toys.