News Release October 3, 2013
 

Nichicon Wins Semi-Grand Prix in CEATEC AWARD 2013 for “Smart Agriculture Network System: Emergence of Senary Industries in Opposition to TPP”

 
NICHICON CORPORATION
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Nichicon Corporation was awarded the Semi-Grand Prix in the “Creating the smart network society of tomorrow Network & Services Category” at the CEATEC AWARD 2013 for its “Smart Agriculture Network System: Emergence of Senary Industries in Opposition to TPP.” This is the second year in a row Nichicon has won the award. Last year, their EV Power Station/Home Power Station won the Semi-Grand Prix in the Products & Services Category.

At CEATEC Japan, one of the world’s most comprehensive trade shows for the IT and Electronics industries, awards are presented to exhibiting companies possessing technologies, products, services, and systems that show extraordinary innovation. These award selections are promoted in the news around the world.

The Smart Agriculture Network System stores electricity generated from renewable energy sources in rural areas, such as solar and wind power, as well as small hydroelectric sources, and provides the electricity to electric vehicles (EVs) at agricultural charging stations via portable electric power feeds. In addition to powering electric vehicles, the electricity from this system can be used to generate power for greenhouse cultivation facilities and other agriculture equipment, all of which are turning rapidly to electric power. Communications linked between agricultural charging stations allows for centralized monitoring of their electricity storage and operational status, as well as maintenance timing.

By selecting the Smart Agriculture Network System, the judges recognized that in addition to powering EVs, the electricity stored in the vehicles could be used to power the various farming equipment essential to those in the agriculture business. They also recognized the importance of the Agrinet’s communication functions which monitor the overall electricity stored, as well as its operational status and maintenance timing. Given its already proven track record in the Tohoku region, Nichicon’s Smart Agriculture Network System is directly contributing to the wave of smarter agricultural innovations.

These awards have provided Nichicon with even more stimulus to develop products and services tailored to the needs and expectations of tomorrow’s changing society.

Smart Agriculture Network System on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2013

Smart Agriculture Network System on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2013

Award ceremony at Makuhari Messe (Right) Yuji Inoue, President, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Left) Katsuhiko Furuya, Chief Engineer, NECST Group, NICHICON CORPORATION

Award ceremony at Makuhari Messe
(Right) Yuji Inoue, President, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
(Left) Katsuhiko Furuya, Chief Engineer, NECST Project, NICHICON CORPORATION

 
 
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