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Kyocera Solar, Inc. Announces Its Newest, Largest Solar PV Module

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (June 4, 2002) - Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced its introduction of the highest-wattage Kyocera photovoltaic module for the Americas - the 158-watt KC-158G.

The new multi-crystalline module is ideal for large-scale residential and commercial grid-tied solar electric systems. Its larger size and greater power output result in simpler installations, making solar electric power for homes and businesses more cost effective than ever.

The KC-158G features 158 Watts of maximum power (6.82 amps and 23.2 volts under Standard Test Conditions); easier installation due to its integral Multi-ContactTM output cables; a heavy-duty box-style anodized aluminum frame; and an industry high 25-year power output warranty.

"Many people are discovering the security and lower electric bills that owning a solar electric system brings. By purchasing a solar electric system for their home or business, utility customers are 'locking in' their electric costs for many years to come and avoiding future price increases," commented Tom Dyer, VP of Sales. Home and business owner will now be able to sell power back to the utility when they produce more power than they use during the day. And by using a system that includes batteries, they have the added security of an uninterruptible power supply to help keep things working during electrical outages.

KC-158G modules are sold exclusively through a network of Kyocera-authorized dealers and contractors. For more information, contact Kyocera Solar, Inc.'s Customer Service Division at 888-576-4921.

About Kyocera
Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions, with headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and sales affiliates in the Americas and Australia. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2002, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 1.034.6 trillion yen (US$7.778 billion) with net income of 31.953 billion yen (US$240.2million). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."


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