More output, greater reliability:New KD module series replaces KC series

(PresseBox) ( Kyoto/Neuss, )
The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of photovoltaics, is launching its new KD module series in summer 2008. This will be replacing the previous KC series and is characterized by a higher output power and greater reliability.

Solar cells of the new KD modules are produced in a square format.This shape of cut permits a convenient arrangement without any large vacant spaces inside the module and leads to higher output power. Starting off the series in early summer is the large module KD205GH-2P, as a successor to the KC200GHT-2. In a direct comparison, the KD205 provides 2.5 per cent (5 watts) more energy than its predecessor.

The KD series also stands for greater reliability. The deviation from rated power has been reduced to +/-5 per cent. In the KC series, this tolerance still amounted to +10/-5 per cent.

"We are always striving to promote the development of both our company and our products. The focus here is on our solar modules in order to implement our resolution of achieving a balance between economic growth and environmental protection in practical applications," says Mitsuru Imanaka, European President of Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH.

All KD modules fulfil the new IEC 61215 ed. 2 standard. This certificate is prescribed for all crystalline solar modules as from 1 April. Therefore to coincide with this date, all current KC modules will be modified if their KD successor is not due to be manufactured until a later point in time.

Kyocera is pursuing a principle of developing products that actively solve current environmental problems. In addition, the company operates under strict environmental protection measures that apply throughout the corporation. These include protecting the ozone layer and reducing waste as well as conserving energy and resources. And as a consequence of this, since January 2008, Kyocera has been gradually replacing 179 of its 194 company vehicles by environmentally friendly hybrid cars in order to contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

In summer 2008 Kyocera is replacing the previous KC series by its new KD module series, characterized by a higher output power and greater reliability.
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