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Kyocera's History in Solar Energy

KYOCERA Solar Corporation established in Japan
Kyocera Solar Corporation established. 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
New Energy Foundation Chairman's Award 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.
1997 Environmental Preservation Merit Award, Environmental Agency Director-General’s Prize
1999 New Energy Grand Prix New Energy Foundation Chairman's Prize
2003 Kyocera (Tianjin) Solar Energy Co., Ltd. Established

KYOCERA (Tianjin) Solar Energy Co., Ltd.With the launch of this manufacturing facility, Kyocera became the first Japanese company to mass-produce solar modules in China.

1996 Kyocera achieves world's highest conversion efficiency of 17.1% in 15×15cm multicrystalline silicon solar cells.
2002 d.Blue cells are applied to residential solar modules. A 176W solar module and voltage controller are released.

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