News Release July 31, 2012
 

Nichicon Starts Shipment of “Home Power Station”
Residential Power Storage System

 
NICHICON CORPORATION
Ippei Takeda, Chairman & CEO
Karasumadori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 81-75-231-8461
Fax: 81-75-256-4158
Inquiries: Masaki Nishiyama, General Manager of
Corporate Communications Div.
 

Nichicon Corporation held a ceremony at it’s production base at Nichicon (Wakasa) Corporation on July 31 to mark the beginning of shipments of its Home Power Station residential power storage system.

The Home Power Station will allow users to implement peak-time shifts and thus stabilize energy demand. It will also give them greater energy self-sufficiency and thus address the problem of electricity supply instability. And by contributing to the spread of renewable energy use, the Home Power Station will also help bring us closer to a low-carbon society. Nichicon has set an initial year sales target of 10,000 units.

With the Home Power Station, users can cut their electricity bill by charging the system late at night when electricity rates are lower and then by using this electricity effectively during peak use times. They can also store up surplus electricity in the daytime using solar power and then use this electricity at night, thus contributing to energy efficiency.

In the case of a sudden power outage or a rolling blackout, users have a backup source of power thanks to the Home Power Station’s high-capacity lithium-ion battery.

Increasing concern about electricity supply instability is generating  greater interest in the Home Power Station. Kyocera Corporation and major Japanese housing companies will begin selling this residential power storage system in August 2012.

 
Nichicon Chairman & CEO Ippei Takeda

Nichicon Chairman & CEO Ippei Takeda

 
(From left) Nichicon Wakasa Factory Manager Kobayashi, Nichicon Chairman & CEO Ippei Takeda,Obama-Shi Mayor Matsuzaki, Nichicon Power Supply Center Manager Murakami

(From left) Nichicon Wakasa Factory Manager Kobayashi, Nichicon Chairman & CEO Ippei Takeda,Obama-Shi Mayor Matsuzaki, Nichicon Power Supply Center Manager Murakami

 
First Cargo of the“Home Power Station”

First Cargo of the“Home Power Station”

 
“Home Power Station” Residential Power Storage System

“Home Power Station” Residential Power Storage System

 
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