Educational “Solar Power Expo” Web Site

Fun, interactive site for learning about the benefits of solar power & environmental preservation

KYOCERA Solar Power ExpoKYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Corporation has announced the launch of its interactive “Solar Power Expo” Web site — a comprehensive and fun tool aimed at all ages to promote education of solar power and its effectiveness in combating various environmental problems that the world faces today.

The Web site is designed to give the user the experience of visiting a large outdoor solar power exposition with five unique pavilions featuring diverse themes. With appealing and fun visuals and music, visitors can look around the pavilions interacting with various features that introduce the marvel of solar power, the history of Kyocera solar power, and the various environmental activities in which Kyocera is engaged.

Kyocera Corporation was founded more than half a century ago, and has been proactive in research, development and promotion of solar power for more than 35 years. With the Solar Power Expo Web site, Kyocera hopes to help increase awareness about environmental issues and the amazing capabilities of solar power as a renewable energy source.

Previously only in Japanese, the site is now available in English to help reach a larger audience; visit: global.kyocera.com/solarexpo/

Overview

The five pavilions have separate themes with easy-to-understand explanations — allowing everyone from children to adults to learn more about the power of the sun.

Pavilion 1: SAVING THE EARTH

An introduction with photos and graphs to the environmental issues the world faces, and the solutions that are available through solar power.

Pavilion 2: MARVELS OF THE SUN

Watch a short video with music illustrating the history, makeup and secrets of the sun.

Pavilion 3: PAINTING THE SUN

An exhibition of sun-related drawings by children from around the world.

Pavilion 4: SOLAR POWER BY KYOCERA

Features diagrams explaining how solar energy is converted into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Also, a history of Kyocera’s solar power achievements since 1975.

Pavilion 5: OUR SOLUTION

An outline of the solutions that Kyocera is working towards. Along with an introduction to the environmental and social responsibility activities of the company.

For more information about Kyocera Solar Power: http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/solar/

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 plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company’s net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately USD11.5 billion). The company is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine’s 2010 “Global 2000″ listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho
Fushmi-ku, Kyoto, Japan 612-8501

Tel: +81-75-604-3500 (Japan)
Fax: +81-75-604-3501 (Japan)
Web: http://global.kyocera.com/

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