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Intersolar 2008: Kyocera presents new high-performance module from the KD series

(PresseBox) (Kyoto/Neuss, ) The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera is one of the leading manufacturers in the field of photovoltaics. At Intersolar 2008 in Munich, the company will be presenting its latest product, the KD210GH-2P polycrystalline photovoltaic high-efficiency module (12 - 14 June, Hall B4, Stand B4.490).

Kyocera is taking Intersolar 2008 as an opportunity to introduce an additional module from the new KD series in the form of the KD210GH-2P. After exhibiting the predecessor module, the KD205GH-2P, barely a few weeks ago, Kyocera can already claim an additional 5 watts to the rated output of the new product. Under standard test conditions, the KD210GH-2P achieves 210 watts. Kyocera is thus once again underlining its efforts to continuously add value in the field of highly modern technologies.

With an efficiency of 16 per cent, the 54 solar cells of the KD210GH-2P guarantee a high annual yield of energy. Kyocera manufactures all components at its own production sites, without buying in any semi-finished products. Consequently, the high quality standard that Kyocera applies to its goods, including the KD210GH-2P, guarantees a maximum of value and reliability. The cells are embedded between a reinforced glass covering and EVA foil, and are sealed with a PET foil backing. A sturdy black aluminium frame surrounds the laminate. Together with the textured cell surface achieved by means of the "d-blue" process developed by Kyocera, the new module of the KD series thus offers an appealing design as well.

This aluminium frame additionally makes it easy to mount the modules on roofs and façades. Many series-connected modules can be easily wired together using pre-assembled solar cables and multi-contact plugs.The KD210GH-2P is suitable for both private residential houses as well as for industrial and large-scale plants.

The new KD module series from Kyocera replaces the previous KC series and is characterized by a greater power output and a high level of reliability. Tolerance for rated power has been reduced to +/-5 per cent,whereas in the KC series, this figure was still +10/-5 per cent. Due to the new square cell format of 156 times 156 millimetres, the new KD210GH-2P measures in at 1500 times 990 millimetres.

All KD modules from Kyocera comply with the new standards of IEC 61215 ed.2 and IEC 61730.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the Kyocera Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. The strategically important divisions in the Kyocera Group, which comprises 189 subsidiaries, are information and communications technologies, products to increase the quality of life, and environmentally friendly products. The technology group is also one of the largest producers of solar energy systems worldwide.

With a workforce of 66,496 employees, Kyocera posted net sales of approximately €8.16 billion in fiscal year 2008. The products marketed by the company in Europe include laser printers, digital copying systems, microelectronic components, fineceramic products and complete solar systems. The corporation has two independent companies in the Federal Republic of Germany: the Kyocera Mita Deutschland GmbH in Meerbusch and the Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH in Neuss and Esslingen.

The company also takes a lively interest in cultural affairs. The Kyoto Prize, one of the most prominent international awards, is presented each year by the Inamori Foundation, once established by Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori, to individuals and groups worldwide for their outstanding human achievement (€300,000 prize amounts).