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KYOCERA Chemical Corporation Begins Operation of 1.5MW Solar Power Plant at its Manufacturing Plant in Fukushima, Japan

October 2, 2013
The Kyocera Group’s (President: Goro Yamaguchi) subsidiary in charge of manufacturing and sales of organic chemicals, Kyocera Chemical Corporation, recently announced that it has constructed a 1.5-megawatt (MW) solar power plant at its Koriyama facility in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The utility-scale power plant uses Kyocera solar modules and becomes the largest solar power generating system installed on a Kyocera Group facility to date ― out of the 27 worldwide totaling more than 4MW. The solar power plant went online on September 13, 2013 and an inaugural ceremony was held on October 2, 2013.

1.5MW solar power plant at Kyocera Chemical Corporation’s Koriyama manufacturing plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan1.5MW solar power plant at Kyocera Chemical Corporation’s Koriyama manufacturing plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
1.5MW solar power plant at Kyocera Chemical Corporation’s Koriyama manufacturing plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan


The Koriyama mega-solar plant is expected to generate 1,564MWh per year of clean electricity ― the equivalent amount to power roughly 430 typical homes* ― and should off-set roughly 876 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Based on the feed-in tariff which was implemented in July 2012 in Japan, a ll the power from the 1.5MW plant will be sold directly to Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and feed into the local grid. To make a further contribution to environmental conservation, reusable materials were used in the construction of the power plant, including the steel piping foundations and aluminum mountings.

Kyocera Chemical Corporation will continue to contribute to environmental preservation through the promotion of renewable energy use.

Koriyama Mega-Solar Plant Overview

Name

KYOCERA Chemical Koriyama Plant Solar Power Plant (“Koriyama Mega-Solar”)

Location

2-17 Machiikedai, Kooriyama, Fukushima 963-0215 Japan

Area

24,000m2

Power output

1.5MW

No. of modules

6,216 modules (Kyocera’s high-output 242-watt type)

Annual power generation

Approx. 1,564MWh/year (estimate)*
*Equivalent amount to power roughly 430 typical homes

Start of construction

May 13, 2013

Start of operation

September 13, 2013

Other

Becomes the largest solar installation on a Kyocera Group facility



Reference

Company overview

Company name

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation

Headquarters

5-14-25 Ryoke, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-8533 Japan

Established

October 1, 1974

Representative

President and Representative Director: Kazuhiro Sawai

Capital

10,172 million yen

Main products

Epoxy molding compounds for semiconductor encapsulating; Casting resins; Insulating varnishes (impregnation resins); Electric conductive pastes; Anisotropic conductive pastes; Heat-resistant passivation materials; Unsaturated polyester molding compounds; etc.

Facilities

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation:
Headquarters/Kawaguchi Plant (Saitama Pref., Japan); Kawasaki Plant (Kanagawa Pref., Japan); Koriyama Plant (Fukushima Pref., Japan); Moka Plant (Tochigi Pref., Japan)
Overseas subsidiaries:
KYOCERA Chemical (Hong Kong) Ltd. (China)
KYOCERA Chemical (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. (China)
KYOCERA Chemical Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

Employees

754* (as of September 1, 2013)
*Excluding employee numbers from overseas subsidiaries


Koriyama Plant overview

Name

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation Koriyama Plant

Location

2-17 Machiikedai, Kooriyama, Fukushima 963-0215 Japan

Area

Floor area: 66,179.46 m2
Solar power generating system area: 24,000m2

Main products

Epoxy molding compounds for semiconductor encapsulating

Employees

162 (as of September 1, 2013)


*Based on an average household use of 3,600kWh/year. Source: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.

For more information about Kyocera Chemical Corporation:
http://www.kyocera-chemi.jp/english/