The FINANCIAL — SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), one of the world leaders in green technology, is pleased to announce the completion of the “Kasai Green Energy Park”, a next-generation eco-friendly plant equipped with SANYO’s cutting-edge green technology.
The park, which will have its grand opening on October 22nd, has been built to showcase SANYO’s energy solutions to customers and to demonstrate efficient energy utilization. With the Kasai Green Energy Park, SANYO, a member of the Panasonic Group, will help reduce CO2 emissions all over the world, promoting ‘energy solutions for entire homes, buildings and cities’.
Features of the Kasai Green Energy Park1. Eco-friendly plant
The Kasai Green Energy Park is equipped with a variety of SANYO green technology, including a '1MW PV system' that uses HIT solar cells with the top conversion efficiency in the industry, the largest-scale 1.5MWh lithium-ion battery system for power storage, an 'Energy Management System (EMS)' that controls the energy efficient equipment in the park, as well as a 'Smart Energy System' that optimally controls all the systems.
The park will reduce CO2 emissions by 2,480 tons per year with the efficient energy utilization.
2. As a testing site as well as a showroom for energy solutions
The Kasai Green Energy Park includes a PV system, power storage system and cutting-edge energy efficient equipment. In addition, the Administration Building, one of facilities of the Park, features a "DC Power Distribution System", as well as computers and LED lighting powered by DC (produced by Panasonic Electric Works). The park will contribute to the development of new products and systems as a testing site for the Panasonic Group's cutting-edge green technologies for 'energy generation', 'energy storage' and 'energy efficiency', as well as the 'Energy Management Systems' combining the technologies. The park will also be open to customers as a showroom promoting energy solutions.
3. Development of the large-scale power storage system
SANYO has developed the "Battery Management System" which controls the charge and discharge of electricity generated by the solar cells etc and stored into storage batteries. The "Battery Management System", combining a number of standard battery systems for power storage and the "Battery Management Controller" can efficiently charge and discharge the energy, managing a number of batteries as though they are one battery. At the Kasai Green Energy Park, the "Battery Management System" makes it possible to manage the world's largest-scale power storage system, combining 310,000 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries.