Friday, 23 December 2016

A Testing Ground for Energy Storage in the Shadow of Mt. Fuji

Source: Bloomberg, Chisaki Watanabe, 22nd December 2016

Chisaki Watanabe reported, "(...) Rooftop solar panels and a small hydro generator provide power to a one-story building that serves as the visitor center at the site. Surplus power is used to produce hydrogen through electrolysis using a device developed by Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., a unit of Kobe Steel Ltd. The hydrogen is then stored in a tank to be used for fuel cells installed by Panasonic to produce electricity when power supply from rooftop solar is low. (...)"

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-22/japan-seeks-silicon-valley-for-energy-storage-in-shadow-of-fuji