Kyocera completes solar project at German school

Global technology company Kyocera has expanded its solar business by equipping rooftop solar panels at a grammar school in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium (OHG) school’s solar project has a PV plant with an output of 130kWp to feed electricity into the grid, according to Kyocera.

A total of 606 solar modules allow the school to generate an annual energy yield of 123,000kWh – enough to supply about 30 four-person households a year with energy, the Japanese company says.

The CO2 savings from the solar system would amount to 76,000 kilos a year.

Kyocera was the main contractor for the project and provided support for OHG during the planning, as well as assuming control of the material supplies and execution of the project.

A spokesman declined to reveal the investment cost for the project.

Kyocera Group, which comprises 213 subsidiaries, has a technology arm which began developing solar cells in 1975.