Kyocera donates 600-watt solar power generating systems to Schools in Nepal

Kyocera will donate solar power generating systems to middle schools in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The donation package contains 600-watt solar power generating systems, including storage batteries, which Kyocera will install in schools in Nepal. Each system will also come with basic equipment, such as audio-visual equipment and lights. Kyocera will donate and install the systems in three schools each year over the following five years, totaling 15 schools starting from 2009.

According to the Asian Development Bank, only approximately 20 percent of Nepal is supplied with electricity, leaving a large majority of people without power. Under these circumstances, the solar power generating systems to be installed by Kyocera will help provide electricity for educational facilities.