Kyocera first started research & development into solar power in 1975. Shortly after, in the early 1980s, we began providing solar power systems to areas without electricity to help improve people's daily lives.
The solar power systems that Kyocera has supplied throughout the world are being used as sources of power in a wide range of vital situations including rural electrification and lighting in schools and hospitals — thus contributing to the improvement of people's lives.
Used as a power supply in areas lacking electricity, or as a power source for agricultural and fishing equipment, Kyocera's solar power systems are helping to enhance people's lives.
Power supply for nomadic herding families' "yurts" (Mongolia)
Power supply for an agricultural pump (Vietnam)
Power supply for an ice machine to preserve fish (Marshall Islands)
To enable appropriate medical care at night and adequate education for children, Kyocera's solar power generating systems are used in hospitals and schools throughout the world.
In recent years, as part of its corporate social responsibility activities, the Kyocera Group has donated solar power systems to a total of 50 schools in areas lacking electricity in Nepal, Uganda and Tanzania.
At the time of the 1973 global oil crisis, Kyocera held the firm belief that solar power technology would be essential to humankind in the future. With the strong belief in the business philosophy of "protecting the environment and improving people's lives through the use of solar energy," we began to undertake research & development into solar power, and that work has continued to the present day.
All the while continuously seeking to enhance the performance and quality of our solar cells and to promote use of solar power, we at Kyocera have been providing solar power systems to help improve the lives of people around the world who are living in areas lacking electricity — even during the early stages when the future of our solar business was still unsteady.
Kyocera will continue to help improve the lives of people around the world through the use of solar power.