By Greentech Lead Team:Kyocera
Corporation and Nichicon Corporation announced that they have signed an
agreement to sell a new energy management system (EMS) that combines Kyocera’s
solar power generating systems with Nichicon’s long-lasting, high-capacity
lithium-ion battery storage units in Japan. Kyocera will begin sales of the new
system in Japan this summer.
developed by Kyocera effectively optimizes residential energy use from solar power
generating systems and utility power from the electricity grid by incorporating
a power inverter and sophisticated energy-management technology.
new system combines the two vital themes of power generation and power storage
using Kyocera’s solar power generating system and Nichicon’s energy storage
unit,” sai Tetsuo
Kuba, president, Kyocera.
is utilizing Nichicon and Samsung SDI’s lithium-ion battery, which lasts longer
than conventional lead-acid batteries. The battery has a high capacity of
7.1kWh, weighs roughly 200kg and has a size of 120H x 90W x 35D (centimeters).
system also offers various operating modes to meet the energy use patterns and
needs of various customers.
like to see use of this system that combines Kyocera’s top-class solar power generating
systems, Nichicon’s energy storage units which hold top domestic share for EV
charging systems, and Samsung SDI’s lithium-ion batteries which hold the
largest global share sweep the Japanese market,” said Ippei Takeda,
chairman & CEO, Nichicon.
automatically switches to independent operation in the event of a natural
disaster or electricity black-out. In the event of a prolonged black-out,
the battery can be charged directly by the solar modules during the day,
allowing users to draw from the battery at night or during inclement weather.
will use its energy-management technology to launch this new comprehensive
system for optimizing residential energy use, and thus make a real contribution
to preventing climate change,” Kuba added.
Kyocera Corporation supplied a
solar power generating system for the 226.8kW solar installation of the
Republic of Palau international airport. This is the largest solar system on
the island nation located approximately 500 miles east of the Philippines.