Kyocera Corporation have announced that 960-kilowatts (kW) of its solar modules (roughly 4,300 units) have been installed on the roof of the recently opened AEON Itami-Koya shopping center (operated by AEON Retail Co., Ltd.) in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
The total solar power generating system is 1.16 megawatts (MW), of which 960kW are Kyocera modules, making it one of the largest systems on a commercial building in the country. Kyocera's modules alone reportedly provide the equivalent amount of electricity for about 210 typical homes (990,000kWh) and will off-set roughly 310-tons of CO2 per year.
Kyocera modules are already being used in a large number of commercial and industrial installations in Japan. In particular, 126 AEON shopping centers around the country have installed a total of over 10MW of the company's modules — making up roughly 80% of the modules used at all of their solar-power-equipped locations.