Kyocera got an order for the construction of its photovoltaic generation system in 80 locations with total power generation capacity of 30,000 kW from the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (JA Zennoh) for 8,500 million yen as the order for 2013. The company plans to start the photovoltaic generation business at Zennoh’s 500 locations in alliance with Mitsubishi Corp. Kyocera will install 124,000 solar panels and take care of everything involved in photovoltaic generation from system design, construction, and maintenance.
Kyocera has competitive edge in the technology to put various shapes of solar panels, such as trapezoidal and rectangular ones, with no space between them. Because Zennoh’s plants and livestock barns have various shapes of rooftops, they reportedly outdid Chinese makers that competed with low-priced products. Kyocera plans to increase the production of solar panels 25% over the previous year in 2013.
Photovoltaic generation on the
rooftop of a livestock barn