Mega Solar System Completed at Murata Manufacturing's Yasu Division

Mega Solar System

4/11/2013

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has installed a mega solar system at our Yasu Division (Shiga Prefecture) . The system began operations and started generating electricity in April. This system is capable of generating sufficient annual electrical power to accommodate 200 or more normal households. In addition to promoting the widespread use of renewable energy and helping to alleviate the problem of local electricity shortages, 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.

Murata Manufacturing will continue to adopt initiatives targeting energy saving and reducing the burden on the environment in order to contribute to solving the problems faced by the global environment.

Background

At Murata Manufacturing, we had been examining the use of renewable energy for some time as part of our initiatives to prevent global warming. The government has established a wide range of deregulation policies and renewable energy distribution policies in light of the halted nuclear power plants and the need to save power, resulting in a favorable environment for installing such systems, so we have now installed a mega solar system at our Yasu Division in Shiga Prefecture, which is located in the Kansai region of Japan, where demands for power saving are particularly high.

Summary

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 April 2013

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