News Release January 24, 2013

METI Energy Conservation Prize for Nissan’s
“LEAF to Home” Power System Using Nichicon’s EV Power Station

The LEAF to Home power supply system of Nissan Motor Co, Ltd. has won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister’s Prize in Japan’s Energy Conservation Prize program. The power control system of LEAF to Home uses the EV Power Station made by NICHICON CORPORATION.

The Energy Conservation Prize program run by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) recognizes outstanding energy conservation efforts and new technologies that lead to advanced energy-saving products, as well as the resulting contributions to energy-saving awareness and the wider application of energy-efficient products. The METI Minister’s Prize is the most prestigious honor awarded through the Energy Conservation Prize program.

Developed by Nichicon, the EV Power Station allows users to provide power to their homes using the battery in the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV). The EV Power Station is the world’s first practical-use system for EV charging and power supply. It can charge the Nissan LEAF with inexpensive night-time electricity, which can then be used to power the home during peak-use times. Additionally, in the event of a power outage, users have a backup power source thanks to the electricity stored in the car’s high-capacity battery. Besides enabling electricity to be supplied to a home from the Nissan LEAF battery, the EV Power Station can charge the car battery in as little as four hours which is about half the time normally needed for a charger to be used.

Nichicon is thrilled and truly honored that the LEAF to Home power supply system using its EV Power Station was awarded the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister’s Prize in the Energy Conservation Prize program. We will continue to do all we can to develop and release products that speed up the dissemination of EVs.

EV Power Station

EV Power Station

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