Posts tagged: Kyocera

Kyocera just Launched the World’s First Washable Smartphone

By: Lori Zimmer You may soon be able to wash your smart phone with good old fashioned soap and water. Japanese telecom firm KDDI and Kyocera have been busy working on the “Digno Rafre phone,” which users can scrub-a-dub with suds. With waterproof phones already on the market, KDDI is developing the washable phone geared […]

Thursday February 4th, 2016 in , , , , | 1 Comment »

Japan Begins Work on ‘World’s Largest’ Floating Solar Farm

Electronics firm builds floating solar farm on a reservoir due to a scarcity of land for utility-scale solar in Japan The Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm. The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s Chiba prefecture and is […]

Sunday January 31st, 2016 in , , , | 1 Comment »

Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed Into Solar Power Farms

By: Amanda Froelich An abandoned and bankrupt golf course is being transformed into a solar power station by the Kyocera Corporation. Last week, the business announced it would turn the former golf course in Kyoto into a 23-megawatt solar farm; the artist’s rendition is shown above. Once the solar power farm is finished and online (in 2017), […]

Display of Kyocera’s smartphone prototype soaks up solar power

By Eric Mack Kyocera likes to position itself as a maker of smartphones that can go anywhere, with ruggedized, waterproof devices like the Bear Grylls-endorsed Brigadier. Building on that reputation, the company is showing a new solar-powered prototype that can also charge anywhere, so long as it’s not too dark or cloudy. This week at […]

Saturday March 7th, 2015 in , , , | No Comments »

Japan is planning to Build Huge Floating Solar Power Plants

Japan may be short on free land space, but that’s not stopping them from investing in renewable energy. Solar panel company Kyocera Corp, Century Tokyo Leasing Corp and Ciel Terre have announced (release in Japanese) that they’re teaming up to create two huge floating solar power plants which will be up and running by April […]