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Kyocera Solar Announces Full Line of MyGen Solar Systems

June 26, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Kyocera Solar Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) announced the nationwide availability of a full line of standardized, rooftop-mounted solar-energy systems called the Kyocera Solar MyGen systems. The systems are designed to convert sunlight into utility-quality ac power that can be used by a residence or business, or automatically sold back to the electric utility company.

Twelve complete MyGen systems are available, ranging from a 400W basic system to an 8kW system for larger homes. Kyocera initially expects the most popular system to be the MyGen 24, a 2.3kW ac system designed to offset approximately 60 to 75 percent of the electrical consumption of the typical single-family residence in California.

“Kyocera unveiled the MyGen concept in key markets earlier this year and response has been overwhelming,” said Doug Allday, president of Kyocera Solar. “People are very interested in protecting themselves and their families from present and future rate increases. More importantly, we believe the power crisis has awakened many consumers to the reality of solar energy as a limitless, environmentally safe alternative.”