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KYOCERA Supplies 6MW of Solar Modules for Solar Power Plant in Italy

Becomes largest installation of Kyocera modules in Italy

April 28, 2011
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced that it has supplied approximately 6-megawatts (MW) of the company's multicrystalline silicon solar modules for a large-scale solar power plant near Turin, Italy.

The large-scale solar plant in Cigliano (Piedmont region), with an output of approximately 6MW, is the largest installation in Italy to have been equipped with Kyocera solar modules. In total, 13,920 215-watt modules (KD215GH-2PU) and 12,900 235-watt modules (KD235GH-2PU) were used for the plant which is operated by the Italian company ENERMILL Energie Rinnovabili s.r.l.

Photo: 6MW of Kyocera modules at Enermill's solar power plant in Cigliano, Italy
6MW of Kyocera modules at Enermill's solar power plant in Cigliano, Italy

In recent years, more and more solar power plants have been built around the world, and Kyocera has notably shipped more than 50MW of modules for three large-scale power plants in Spain, and agreed to supply modules for a 204MW project in Thailand. Furthermore, data collected from three of these plants in Spain (Dulcinea: 28.8MW; Salamanca: 13.8MW) and Thailand (Korat: 6MW) show that the company's modules are exceeding the installers' own original power output estimates — demonstrating the high performance and reliability of Kyocera's products.

Kyocera first started R&D into solar energy technology in 1975, and from that point on has continually pursued the enhancement of quality and technology. Kyocera hopes to apply its many years of experience and know-how in the solar industry to supply high-performance modules that can help to contribute to the prevention of climate change.