Kyocera installs Solar Power Generating System at Hospital in the Marshall Islands
Kyocera along with Marubeni and Wakachiku announced that the companies have supplied a solar power generating system to the Majuro Hospital in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a part of Micronesia. The 208.98kW solar installation will generate approximately 257MWh of annual electricity, which will help to offset roughly 81 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The system is comprised of 972 Kyocera 215-watt solar modules, which have enhanced support bars to strengthen wind pressure resistance, as the island nation experiences strong trade winds.
This project is being funded by the Japanese government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support the reduction of carbon emissions by utilizing renewable energy resources as an alternative to diesel electric power generation. Kyocera began supplying solar modules to developing countries in 1984 as part of the Japanese government’s ODA project. Since then, it has been involved in approximately 40 ODA projects and has supplied a total of more than 3 megawatts of solar power generating systems to countries in Asia and Africa.