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KYOCERA Solar Executive to Participate in Climate Change Conference at UCSD

SAN DIEGO -- June 5, 2008 -- Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc., will serve as an executive panelist during a conference that will address climate change for business leaders at University of California, San Diego, June 6-7, 2008.

The conference, titled “Climate Change and Business: Demystifying Science, Risk and Reward,” will be hosted by the Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Hill will provide conference attendees with information regarding the latest trends and technologies in the fast-growing field of solar electric power generation.

“With more than three decades of experience in providing solar electric power to the world, Kyocera is honored to participate in a conference that addresses the global need for renewable, carbon-free energy," Hill stated. "Kyocera is expanding its local solar module manufacturing operation into a new 223,000 square-foot facility in Tijuana, which promises to make the San Diego/Baja region an important hub in North America's solar energy industry.”

Kyocera is in the process of a massive expansion in its global manufacturing capacity for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. By 2011, the company plans to produce 500 megawatts of PV modules per year, enough to provide 3.5-kilowatt PV systems for about 143,000 homes annually. The "carbon impact" of providing 500 megawatts of PV modules annually is equivalent to adding approximately 144 square miles of forest to the Earth each year.

The UCSD conference is designed to assist executives in understanding the realities of climate change, its impact on global business, and opportunities that become available when business and science work together to create climate solutions. For more information, contact the Rady School at 858-534-1208.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. and regional sales centers in the U.S., Brazil and Australia, Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyocera Corporation, based in Kyoto, Japan. For more information please visit

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, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, electronic components and industrial ceramics. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008, the company's net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately $12.9 billion). For more information please visit

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