In concurrence with the benefits of this project entering its next phase, Kyocera, Kyudenko, SPCG, Tokyo Century, Furukawa Electric, Tsuboi, Mizuho Bank and The Eighteenth Bank will continue to explore the project with the aim to achieve an environmentally friendly business model using solar power, while contributing to the development of the island's agricultural base. As one of the participants of this project, SPCG is Thailand's leading solar power project developers operating 36 solar power plants totaling 260MW on a land area of 2,000 acres, and the company has been collaborating with Kyocera since 2009.The companies involved will work with the Nagasaki prefectural government, the city of Sasebo and authorities in the community to investigate the most appropriate business model and ensure that environment protection is considered in the selection of sites and construction of the solar power systems.
|Project name||Ukujima Mega Solar Project (tentative name)|
|Participant companies (planned)||Kyudenko Corporation; Kyocera Corporation; SPCG Public Company Limited; Tokyo Century Corporation; Furukawa Electric Company Limited; Tsuboi Corporation; Mizuho Bank, Limited; The Eighteenth Bank Limited|
|Power output||480MW *The power produced from the project will be sold to the local utility company, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.|
|Annual power generation (estimated)||515,000MWh Equivalent to roughly 173,000 typical households* 2|
|Annual CO 2 reduction||Roughly 274,750t* 3|
|Construction site (planned)||Ukujima, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (island area: approx. 24,930,000m 2; population: approx. 2,000)|
|Investment||Approx. 200 billion yen (planned)|
|Start of construction||FY2019 (fiscal year ending March 2019)|
For more information about the Ukujima Mega Solar Project: https://global.kyocera.com/news/2018/1004_psij.htmlAbout 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 electronic devices, semiconductor packages, printers, copiers, mobile phones, solar power generating systems, cutting tools and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2017, the company's consolidated net sales totaled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the "Top 100 Global Innovators" list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #522 on Forbes magazine's 2017 "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.