Cloud Service Helping to Link Cars to Home Appliances

July 2, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toyota Panasonic cloud service
Based on Toyota’s cloud-based Smart Center helping to link people, cars, and home and Panasonic smart home appliances, the two companies have jointly developed a new cloud service that helps to link cars with home appliances a next generation telematics systems. Based on this the two companies have developed an interface that would link their respective cloud services. The new service would also include development of applications for in-car operation as well as status checking of home appliances. Read more

Introducing Lightjoule, an Ultra-lightweight Solar Panel by AGC

May 30, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

AGC SOlar Panel
AGC has unveiled an ultra-lightweight solar panel through use of Leoflec, a thin and strong chemically strengthened specialty glass. The company has successfully reduced the panel weight by roughly 50% in comparison to conventional solar panel. Lightweight panels would solve the loading weight restriction where the user had to reduce the number of solar panels installed or carry out roof reinforcement work prior to installation. Read more

A New Dimension to Healthcare Business with Production of Pesticide Free Vegetable

May 19, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toshiba Plant Factory
Toshiba Corporation has taken the healthcare business to a new level by announcing the production of pesticide-free, long-life vegetables in a closed plant factory that operates under almost aseptic conditions where germs on vegetable are about 1/1000th of the level typical for vegetable grown in soil. Toshiba has started construction of plant factory at a facility in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture and will start shipping lettuce, baby leaf greens, spinach, mizuno as well as other vegetables in the 2dn quarter of FY 2014. Annual sales are expected to reach at around 300 million yen. Read more

Industry’s First Wi-SUN approved Wireless Devices for Home Energy Management System and Smart meter

April 28, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toshiba Wi-SUNAs smart meters and home energy management systems finding their way into the mainstream, it will be necessary for such devices to communicate with each other by means of wireless communication in order to obtain a wide range of data which includes total power consumption of the household. Global Standard for such wireless Smart Utility Networks is Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite specified by Wi-SUN Alliance. Read more

World’s Highest Energy Conversion Efficiency has been achieved on HIT Solar Cells

April 10, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Panasonic new HIT Solar CellPanasonic has announced record breaking 25.6% conversion efficiency for its HIT solar cells. It is a small increase from company’s February 2013 announcement of 24.7% but every little bit counts. The new record has been made possible through further development of Panasonic’s proprietary heterojunction technology and by adopting a back-contact solar cell structure, with the electrodes on the back of the solar cell allowing efficient utilization of sunlight. Read more

Development of Innovative Refrigerant for Air-Conditioning Systems helping to Reduce Global warming Potential

March 27, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Asahi Glass Company (AGC) has announced the development of a new refrigerant for air-conditioning systems offering a low environmental impact, about one-sixth that of conventional products. The newly developed AMOLEA refrigerant can reduce the global warming potential (GWP) by about one-sixth that of conventional products while delivering same performance of conventional hydro fluorocarbon (HFC) -410A. Read more

Development of New Monocrystalline Solar Modules with 18.6% Conversion Efficiency

March 16, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Kyocera monocrystalline silicon solar modulesKyocera has further enhanced its industry leading production technique in monocrystalline by manufacturing latest solar modules for residential use in Japan with a conversion efficiency of 18.6% exceeding the company’s previous recorded efficiency of 17.8%. The new improvement made possible by enhancing crystal quality, improving the electrode process as well as reduction of carrier recombination. Read more

Development of Advanced EV Charger System with Remote Controller

December 25, 2013 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Nichicon EVPower StationNichicon Corporation has recently announced the release of advanced function model V2H (Vehicle to Home) system EVPower Station. The new system comes with an in-room remote controller and a transformer unit for wide range of installation, where user can remotely control the EVPower Station from indoors and combine the product with a cogeneration system such as ENE-FARM for extended energy efficiency. Read more

Development of Compact, Lightweight, Wall-Mounted Charger Controller by NEC  

December 16, 2013 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

NEC Charger ControllerNEC recently has made an announcement on development of compact, wall-mounted electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV). The new charger controller centralizes functions such as user certification, billing management, monitoring and control. Read more

Development of Film Dye-sensitized Solar Cell with Industry’s Highest Efficiency of 8%

December 7, 2013 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Sekusui Chemical DSSCR&D Center of Sekisui Chemical in a joint project with Chief Researcher Shingo Hirose, Prime Senior Researcher Jun Akedo and others of the Advanced Coating Technology Platform Research Team, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (Research Institute Director: Masanobu Awano), of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), have manufactured world’s first successful trial of film dye-sensitize solar cells (DSSC) in a room temperature process using aerosol deposition method, a high speed ambient temperature coating process used for ceramic materials, called AD method, without any needs to use high-temperature firing. Read more

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