Tokyo, August 2, 2018 - Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE:6504) (“FE”), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, led by President Michihiro Kitazawa, is pleased to announce the release of a Multi-PCS (power conditioning system) for solar generation facilities with storage batteries.
With efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy is expected to expand even further. In Japan, the feed-in tariff scheme enacted in 2012 has boosted the introduction of solar power generation systems, but the availability ratio of accredited facilities (capacity bases) was 33.5% as of the end of September 2017,*1 so a steady rise in demand for PCS and other auxiliary devices is anticipated. Internationally, solar power generation capacity is predicted to grow further, reaching approximately 940 GW*2 in 2025, almost triple that of 2016.
FE plans to market the product globally, particularly in Southeast Asia, where countries are proactively introducing a system of decentralized power source through the use of renewable energy.
*1 Source: Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
1） Integrating two types of PCS to reduce facility cost and minimize power loss
In conventional solar generation systems with storage batteries, both the solar panels and the storage batteries require PCS for electric power conversion.
*3 Compared with existing FE products
Integrating PCS for solar panels and for storage batteries
2）High-precision output control supports stabilizing the power grid and generation capacity
Fuji Electric is a forerunner in storage battery control for wind generation facilities, with advanced expertise gained by undertaking experiments and practical applications ahead of the industry. In this way, FE has developed a control model that achieves a power generation capacity variance (the ratio of power generation capacity fluctuation within a unit time period) within one percent per minute, the highest level in the world. The new product can be equipped with this control model*4, which provides support for the stabilization of power grid systems and generation capacity.
*4 Available as an option
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