Murata installed Mega Solar Systems at Home and Abroad

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11/12/2012

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has installed mega solar systems in Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd. in China and in our Yasu Division in Shiga Prefecture to contribute to the widespread use of renewable energy at our business branches at home and abroad, and to alleviate local electricity supply shortages. Murata Manufacturing will continue to adopt initiatives to bring about the widespread use of renewable energy on a global scale, to save energy and to reduce the burden on the environment in order to contribute to solving problems that the global environment is facing.

Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd.: Overview of the Mega Solar System

External view of Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd.

External view of Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd.

Solar panels installed on the roof of Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd.

Solar panels installed on the roof of Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd.

The recent rapid economic growth of China is resulting in a chronic shortage of electrical power, and the problem of power shortages during the summer months is particularly acute. Also, national policies to combat a wide range of environmental issues, including controlling CO2 emissions, are accelerating the need for corporations to save energy and reduce the burden on the environment.

Amid this business climate, Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd., which is planning on expanding production, has installed a mega solar system in order to actively recognize its social responsibility as a company doing business in China, and to contribute to the widespread use of renewable energy and provide solutions for local power shortages.

Address: 15 Cuijing Road, Shenzhen Grand Industrial Zone, PingShan New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518118 China
Total Output: Approximately 1MW
Number of Modules in Use: Approximately 3,900
Contractor: ZTE Corporation
Annual Electricity Generation Capacity (Estimated) : 985MWh/Year
Application: Used within the company
Installation Period: Work started in August 2012, ending in November

Yasu Division: Overview of the Mega Solar System

External View of the Yasu Division

External View of the Yasu Division

At Murata Manufacturing, we had been examining the use of renewable energy for some time as part of our initiatives to prevent global warming. While involved in this process, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, leading to the shutdown of nuclear power operations and a nationwide call to conserve electricity, all of which made the use of renewable energy even more important. The government then inaugurated various deregulations and energy-saving promotion measures, making the climate right for us to install such a system. Owing to the Kansai region receiving the highest demand for energy-saving, we decided to install a mega solar system in our Yasu Division in Shiga Prefecture.

This system is capable of generating sufficient annual electrical power to accommodate 200 or more normal households. We are also planning on putting the system to further good use by providing environmental study programs, etc. for elementary and junior high schools in cooperation with local authorities.

Address: 2288 Oshinohara, Yasu City, Shiga
Total Output: Approximately 1MW
Number of Modules in Use: Approximately 3,900
Contractor: Sharp Corporation
Annual Electricity Generation Capacity (Estimated) : 914MWh/Year
Application: Used for our fixed-price wholesale purchasing system
Installation Period: Work started in November 2012, ending in March 2013 (scheduled)

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com