KYOCERA Supplies 3.6 MW of Solar Modules for "Kizuna" Solar Park in Tsunami-hit Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

  KYOCERA Supplies 3.6 MW of Solar Modules for "Kizuna" Solar Park in
  Tsunami-hit Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Utility-scale solar power plant owned and operated by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. goes
                   online to support reconstruction effort

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- September 26, 2013

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that it has supplied 3.6
megawatts (MW) of multicrystalline silicon solar modules for the Okumatsushima
“Kizuna” Solar Park in Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Construction of the utility-scale solar power plant owned and operated by
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was recently completed and the plant went online in August.

Okumatsushima "Kizuna" Solar Park (Photo: Business Wire)

Okumatsushima "Kizuna" Solar Park (Photo: Business Wire)

The city of Higashi-Matsushima was among the areas most extensively damaged by
the tsunami of March 2011, and this solar power plant was built as part of the
reconstruction effort. The word kizuna means “bond” in Japanese, and has
become a symbol of the bonds of friendship and solidarity which the Japanese
people and those around the world showed for each other following the
earthquake and tsunami which ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. Kizuna Solar
Park not only signifies hope for a clean, sustainable society, but also the
restoration and development of the local community.

With more than 38 years of experience in the solar industry, Kyocera provides
high-quality solar modules and stability in product supply — a key reason why
the company’s solar power generating systems are currently being used in a
large number of commercial- and public-use projects around Japan. Kyocera was
selected to supply modules for this project based on its reputation for
high-quality and high-reliability solar modules.

By supplying solar modules for Kizuna Solar Park, Kyocera aims to help further
promote the use of renewable energy and also to contribute to the betterment
of the environment and society.

Project Overview
Name                 Okumatsushima “Kizuna” Solar Park
Location              Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Groundbreaking        January 2013
Start of operations   August 21, 2013
Operator             Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (, the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating
systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components,
semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year
ended March 31, 2013, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen
(approx. USD13.6 billion). The company is ranked #492 on Forbes magazine’s
2013 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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