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Kyocera gifts a 230 kW Solar Charging station to Japan on the event of Earth Day

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Solar Powered Charging Station

Just one week before the Earth Day (22nd April), Kyocera installs a 230 kW solar charging station in Japan to charge electric vehicles. Imagine the amount of fuel that will be saved and also the amount of pollution that can be checked by using electric/ solar powered vehicles. We at Greenworldinvestor have always promoted solar energy and its applications. Its high time that people and companies take up the responsibility of saving the environment and screening planet Earth from the ill effects of Global Warming.

There is a dearth of electric cars on the globe. Moreover the solar powered charging stations are also few. It is a problem of the chicken and egg, which one of them came first. Users blame that there are not sufficient electric charging stations and manufacturers feel there are not sufficient electric cars. And so the problem goes hand in hand. However, Kyocera took a step forward in this direction and installed a 230 kW solar powered electric station at the HQ office of Shintec Hozumi, a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer. This solar charging station comes with an EV battery backup. The solar panels used on the rooftop get charged by solar energy and then in turn is used to charge the electric cars.

It looks something like the image below:

Solar Charging Station Kyocera

About Kyocera

Kyocera is one of the oldest solar panel manufacturers and is second only to Sharp amongst the Japanese companies. It  also manufactures industrial ceramics, telecommunications equipment, office document imaging equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, and components for medical and dental implant systems. Kyocera Solar Corp. in Japan was founded in 1996 and Kyocera Solar Inc. in the U.S. in 1999. The company has production bases in Japan, Mexico, Europe and China.

PV Tech

The rooftop plant at Shintec Hozumi HQ in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where PV panels on the buildings’ rooftops top up EV batteries through charging stations. In the event of disaster, the EV batteries can then be used as back up energy for the building. The rooftop PV system, also manufactured by Kyocera, has a generation capacity of 230kW.


Sneha Shah

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