Kyocera in pact with Nichicon to sell new energy management system in Japan

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Kyocera in pact with Nichicon to sell new energy management system in Japan

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.

The EMS
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.

“This
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.

Kyocera’s EMS
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).

The new
system also offers various operating modes to meet the energy use patterns and
needs of various customers.

“We’d
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.  

The EMS
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.

“Kyocera
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.

Recently,
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.

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