KYOCERA Collaborating with Mitsui and SB Energy to Construct 19.6MW 'SoftBank Izumiotsu Solar Park' in Osaka, Japan

  KYOCERA Collaborating with Mitsui and SB Energy to Construct 19.6MW
  'SoftBank Izumiotsu Solar Park' in Osaka, Japan

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- October 10, 2013

The Kyocera Group’s (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) subsidiary in charge of sales of
solar products and services in Japan, Kyocera Solar Corporation (headquarters:
Kyoto; president: Seiji Goto; herein “KSC”) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
(headquarters: Tokyo; president: Masami Iijima; herein “Mitsui”) have agreed
to collaborate on the operation of the SoftBank Izumiotsu Solar Park, a
19.6-megawatt (MW) solar power plant being built by SB Energy Corp.
(headquarters: Tokyo; CEO: Masayoshi Son; herein “SB Energy”) in Osaka
Prefecture, Japan.

The SoftBank Izumiotsu Solar Park will be the largest* solar power
installation in Osaka Prefecture and is being built on approximately 25
hectares of prefectural government land. Approximately 80,000 Kyocera solar
modules will be used for the 19.6MW project, which is expected to generate
roughly 20,680MWh of electricity each year — the equivalent amount to power
roughly 5,700 typical homes. Izumiotsu Solar Park Corp. has been jointly
established by Mitsui, SB Energy and KSC to manage the project, with the solar
park set to go online in July 2014.

Mitsui, SB Energy and KSC will continue to promote the expanded use of clean
energy by building and operating large-scale mega-solar power plants.

* As of October 3, 2013.


Solar Park Overview
Location                 7-2 Yunagicho, Izumiotsu, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Area                      Approx. 25ha
Power output              Approx. 19.6MW
                          Approx. 20,680MWh/year

Annual power production   Equivalent amount to power roughly 5,700 typical
estimate (first year)     households*

                          * Based on an average use of 3,600kWh/year
Start of operations      July 2014 (planned)


Company Overview
Company name  Izumiotsu Solar Park Corp.
Location       7-2 Yunagicho, Izumiotsu, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Established    August 31, 2012
               SB Energy Corp.: 49%

Shareholders  Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 49%

               KYOCERA Solar Corporation: 2%


For more information about Kyocera: http://global.kyocera.com/

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), 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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