To date, Kyocera has supplied solar modules to three large-scale solar power plants in Spain with a total output of more than 50-megawatts (MW); and has also agreed to supply solar modules totaling 204MW for 34 "Solar Farms" in Thailand.
In addition, Kyocera's solar modules are used in large-scale solar power plants of 1MW or larger in the Czech Republic, Germany and the United States, helping to create clean energy for people around the world.
Also, various power utility companies in Japan are already planning to construct megawatt-class solar power plants at 30 locations by 2020 with a total output of about 140MW.
The introduction and spread of large-scale solar power plants is expected to progress even further in the coming years. In Japan, more power utility companies have chosen Kyocera than any of our competitors to supply modules for use in their megawatt-class solar power plants (as of March 2011).
Solar Farm in Korat, Thailand
Planta Solar de Salamanca, Spain
Planta Solar de Dulcinea, Spain
Image of the planned Tohoku Electric Power, Sendai Solar Power Plant, Japan
Image of the planned Tokyo Electric Power, Ogishima Solar Power Plant, Japan
Image of the planned Kyushu Electric Power, Omuta Solar Power Plant, Japan
Kyocera is able to supply high-quality products around the world with its network of worldwide solar module manufacturing facilities. Our solar cells are manufactured at two locations in Japan: the Yasu Plant and the Yohkaichi Plant, both located in Shiga Prefecture.
More importantly, we have bases for producing solar modules in five countries: Japan, China, Mexico, the United States, and the Czech Republic. We have built a global supply system that can stably handle the needs of large projects such as megawatt-class solar power plants anywhere in the world — allowing us to respond to our customers' needs with true reliability.
Data gathered from three large-scale power plants using Kyocera modules in Spain (Salamanca: 13.8MW, Dulcinea: 28.8MW) and Thailand (Korat: 6MW) show that actual power generation has exceeded the power companies' own pre-installation power output estimates. This demonstrates the real-life high performance of Kyocera's solar modules.* Graph created with estimated values and reported data provided by power companies.