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Konica Minolta and Nautilus Solar Set to Launch Project Sunway

Konica Minolta and Nautilus Solar Set to Launch Project Sunway 
Ribbon Cutting for Solar Panel Carport Canopies at Konica Minolta
Headquarters in Ramsey, NJ 
RAMSEY, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/13 --  Working towards the
goals of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions and promoting effective
use of the Earth's limited resources, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
(Nautilus Solar) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
(Konica Minolta) today announce that the formal ribbon cutting of
"Project Sunway" -- a 967,000 kWh solar energy system installed in
the parking lots of Konica Minolta's headquarters in Ramsey, NJ --
will take place on October 15, 2013.  
The goal of the joint venture is to provide an alternative energy
source to the Konica Minolta offices and promote corporate
sustainability efforts. Nautilus Solar will be the owner and provider
of a photovoltaic system comprised of carport canopies supporting
approximately 3,498 240 - Watt solar panels. Project Sunway will
produce 15-18 percent of the energy needs for the buildings. Based on
standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this
project will offset the CO2 emissions from 132 passenger vehicles, or
the electricity used by 84 homes per year.  
Project Sunway is part of the long-term environme
ntal vision from
parent company Konica Minolta, Inc. -- Eco Vision 2050. This vision
is guided by three main goals for the year 2050: reduce CO2 emissions
throughout the product life cycle by 80% compared to 2005 levels;
promote recycling and effective use of Earth's limited resources; and
work to promote restoration and preservation of biodiversity. As part
of this vision, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has a
management strategy focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
and the Nautilus Solar project is part of sustainability initiatives
within this strategy. 
"Nautilus Solar is proud to partner with Konica Minolta on this
flagship project. The distributed solar market is expanding rapidly
throughout North America and Nautilus Solar is expanding our market
reach through strategic channel partnerships with forward thinking
organizations like Konica Minolta," says James M. Rice, CEO, Nautilus
Solar. 
Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 am in front of the
Konica Minolta Corporate offices at 100 Williams Drive, Ramsey, N.J.,
will be: Tom Taiko, chairman and CEO, Konica Minolta; Rick Taylor,
president and COO, Konica Minolta; James M. Rice, CEO, Nautilus
Solar; and Ramsey, N.J. Mayor Chris Botta. 
"Project Sunway exemplifies Konica Minolta's commitment to
environmental sustainability and is an exciting step towards
achieving the goals laid out in the long term environmental plan, Eco
Vision 2050," says Tom Taiko, Chairman and CEO, Konica Minolta
Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Project Sunway will help reduce our
overall electricity usage and demonstrate how customers can count on
Konica Minolta to be an environmentally-conscious document management
solutions provider." 
Click here to learn more about Konica Minolta's Project Sunway. To
attend the event, please contact Naeran Rubio at
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us. 
About Konica Minolta 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in
advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The
company focuses on complete business solutions including production
print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs),
managed print services, vertical application solutions and related
services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and
recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer
Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six
consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from
Buyers Laboratory LLC for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica
Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year"
recognition from BLI. The company has also been named to the Dow
Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more
information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow
Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
The following files are available for download: 


 
--  ps parkinglot
--  KMBS USA Rick Taylor
--  Tom Taiko

  
Konica Minolta Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
rachel.reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
alibucha@kmbs.konicaminolta.us