Driven by a feed-in tariff, solar power is booming in Japan, and the country now has a 70-megawatt photovoltaic plant, its biggest.
In an effort to meet energy reduction targets following the shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors, Kyocera is planting “green curtains” to reduce its AC demands.
England’s new “zero carbon church” uses 21st century solar panel technology from Kyocera to power the 12th century St. Michael and All Angels Church.
Toyota and Kyocera are part of a consortium offering Japanese homeowners a combined heat and power fuel cell that uses natural gas to produce hydrogen.
A PV system installed at Palau’s airport, reinforced to make sure it doesn’t blow away in a typhoon, should help cut the island nation’s diesel dependence.
In Germany, a new sunshade incorporating Kyocera solar modules doubles as a charging station for electric vehicles and bicycles, providing juice free of charge.
Japan’s post-Fukushima search for alternative fuel sourcing gives it, among other things, a solar-powered bus and taxi shelter.
Kyocera, in a decidedly low tech alternative to energy efficient hardware, makes use of edible green curtains to help cool some of its buildings.
Kyocera Solar now provides solar power kits for home use that include everything necessary for a DIY project, though professional help is suggested.
Japanese manufacturer Kyocera will supply 1 million solar modules – enough to produce 204 megawatts (MW) of power – for 34 6-MW solar power plants in Thailand.