Kyocera Solar Corporation is established, providing an integrated system of sales, installation and maintenance to ensure complete customer satisfaction. In 1999, the Kyocera Solar franchise business is launched as the industry's first business model of its kind.
Kyocera becomes world's No.1 producer of solar modules
Kyocera produces more solar modules than any other company in the world, both during 1998 and the following year. In 1999, a 214-kilowatt solar electric generating system installed at Kyocera’s newly constructed global headquarters — consisting of 1,896 solar panels and other environmentally friendly features — wins the New Energy Foundation Chairman's Award in the “application example” category of the Third New Energy Grand Prix.