Kyocera Solar, Inc., one of the largest solar energy companies in the world, has launched a line of grid-tied solar energy systems for the U.S. market.SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, US, 2001-06-27 [SolarAccess.com] Kyocera Solar, Inc., one of the largest solar energy companies in the world, has launched a line of grid-tied solar energy systems for the U.S. market. The company says the full line of its new product line, called Solar MyGen(TM) for ‘My Generation,’ will be available across the United States in a standardized format that “promises to make solar electricity a practical reality for thousands of everyday home and business owners.” “Kyocera unveiled the MyGen concept in key markets earlier this year, and response has been overwhelming,” says president Doug Allday. “People are very interested in protecting themselves and their families from present and future rate increases. More important, we believe the power crisis has awakened many consumers to the reality of solar energy as a limitless, environmentally safe alternative.” The MyGen system uses Kyocera solar modules which are listed by UL and carry a 25-year warranty. MyGen systems include all components necessary for code-approved installation on nearly all roof types and styles. Twelve complete systems are available now, ranging from a basic 400 watt system to a 8,000 watt system for large homes. Kyocera expects the most popular system to be the MyGen 24, a 2.3 kW unit that is designed to offset 60 to 75 percent of the electrical consumption of a typical single-family home in California. The company estimates that a typical home in the state consumes 500 kWh per month. Up to 50 percent of total purchase price is eligible for reimbursement through the California Energy Commission’s Emerging Renewable Buydown Program. Kyocera Solar is based in Scottsdale with regional sales centers on five continents. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyocera Corp. of Kyoto, Japan. Kyocera has installed 19,000 residential solar systems, and consolidated sales of the company exceed $10 billion.