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KYOCERA Launches "Solar Power Expo" Web Site

Fun, interactive Japanese language site for solar power education

December 3, 2008
Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) today announced the launch of its new interactive Solar Power Expo Web site, a comprehensive and fun tool aimed at all ages to promote education of solar energy and its effectiveness in combating various environmental problems that the world faces today.

The Web site, which is currently only available in Japanese, is designed to give the user the experience of visiting a large outdoor solar power exposition with five unique pavilions featuring diverse themes. With appealing and fun visuals and music, the user can look around the pavilions interacting with various features that introduce the marvel of solar energy, the history of Kyocera's solar energy business, and the various environmental activities that Kyocera is engaged in.

The Kyocera Corporation was founded a half century ago, and has been involved in the solar energy business for more than 30 years. Along with many environmental activities, Kyocera has been proactive in research, promotion, and bringing solar energy to the market. With the introduction of the Solar Power Expo, Kyocera has great expectations for increasing knowledge about the global environment and the amazing capabilities of solar power.

Photo: Top page of the Solar Power Expo Web site
Top page of the Solar Power Expo Web site

Launch date December 3, 2008 (Japanese only)
URL http://www.kyocera.co.jp/solarexpo/ Separate window
Number of pages 76

Background of the Solar Power Expo Web Site
Kyocera's solar energy business was started in 1975 with the aim of contributing to the environment, enhancement of society and humankind, and creating an alternative energy supply. With a desire to share this environmentally safe power with the whole world, Kyocera has developed its solar power technology and expanded its business worldwide.

Furthermore, with the declaration of the "Kyocera Environmental Charter" in 1991, the company made clear its vision and concurrent activities for environmental protection. Since 2003, Kyocera has been providing environmental classes for children to learn about the importance of environmental issues and the wonderful possibilities of solar energy. Kyocera believes in the benefits from addressing both environmental and economic pursuits.

With the rise in global environmental awareness, Kyocera launched the Solar Power Expo in order to reach a larger number of people with its message about the power of the sun and the importance of contributing to the environment.

Features of the Solar Power Expo Web Site


1. Five individually themed pavilions
The top page of the Web site is arranged to resemble the fairgrounds of a large outdoor exposition, with five unique pavilions that users can visit and interact with. Each pavilion has a separate theme with easy-to-understand explanations, allowing everyone from children to adults to learn more about the power of the sun.

Photo: Pavilion 01 Photo: Pavilion 02 Photo: Pavilion 03 Photo: Pavilion 04 Photo: Pavilion 05
Screen images of the five pavilions in the Kyocera Solar Power Expo Web site

  • Pavilion 1: SAVE THE EARTH
    An introduction with photos and graphs to the environmental problems the world faces, and the solutions that are available through solar energy.
  • Pavilion 2: THE SUN ANATOMY
    Watch a six minute video with music illustrating the secrets of the sun.
  • Pavilion 3: BE THE SUN ARTIST
    An exhibition of sun related drawings by children and their parents. Users can vote for their favorite drawing.*
    *Voting ends February 2, 2009.
  • Pavilion 4: SOLAR ENERGY BY KYOCERA
    Features diagrams explaining how solar energy is converted into electricity. Also, a history of Kyocera's solar energy business activities since 1975.
  • Pavilion 5: OUR SOLUTION
    An outline of the solutions the Kyocera Group is working towards. Along with an introduction to the environmental and social responsibility activities of the Kyocera Group.

2. Fun, interactive content for learning
The Solar Power Expo was innovatively created with photos, videos, graphs and music to provide fun, effective and educational material on the environment and solar energy. For example, Pavilion 2 features a video with music allowing the viewer to experience the scale and wonder of the sun. Also, Pavilion 4, "Solar Energy by Kyocera," provides an easy-to-understand explanation with pictures of the 30-year history of Kyocera's solar business.

Photo: Pavilion 2: The Sun Anatomy Photo: Pavilion 4: Solar Energy by Kyocera

Pavilion 2: The Sun Anatomy

Pavilion 4: Solar Energy by Kyocera