Greater energy efficiency is one of the most important policies of emerging countries facing electrical power shortages. More energy efficient equipment can thus be expected to be introduced very swiftly in facilities, including street lighting, hospitals, schools, movie theaters, and large-scale commercial complexes. We offer excellent technologies and products from Japan employing new energy sources and introducing energy efficiency for governments, enterprises, and investors in emerging countries, as we engage in the ESCO business* with local partners.*ESCO (Energy Service Company) business: A business model whereby a company makes investments or implements measures enabling the client to reduce expenses for lighting, heating, and water utilities, and then receives compensation based on those reduced expenses.
Energy saving support (ESCO) business
We improve energy efficiency while making full use of existing facilities, and as a result, we guarantee energy-saving benefits. During the project period we cover all the technologies, equipment, and finance required for the energy saving operation.
– Introduction of wind power/solar power systems
– Introduction of biomass systems
– Introduction of electrical storage systems
– Energy saving of compressed air systems
– Energy saving of lighting facilities
– Energy saving of molding machines
– Energy saving via inverter control
– Energy saving of air conditioning facilities
– Energy saving of refrigerators
– Energy saving of steam systems
– Energy saving of heating/drying furnaces
Deployment strategy in emerging countries
Current ESCO operations in India remain focused on early-stage business models, such as replacing conventional light bulbs with LEDs. The availability of high value-added technical services could therefore provide a significant boost to business. However, some business providers lack a real understanding of energy-saving technologies and thus often provide an imbalanced service whose cost performance is extremely low. This occasionally results in a failure to achieve the projected energy-saving benefits, thus resulting in distrust between the ESCO and the clients. Furthermore, ESCO operations require substantial financing, which means that meticulous estimates of the benefits are vital in convincing financial institutions to provide funding. Because of these factors, we undertake high value-added ESCO operations in India using excellent energy-efficient equipment and solutions from Japan, as well as combining our accurate estimation techniques to estimate the energy-saving benefits with the financing required for ESCO operations.
In emerging countries, such as India, many villages have no access to the national power grid. Microgrids can use solar and wind power to generate electricity and are therefore more suitable for such villages than the construction of wide-area power grids. The Indian government is active in increasing the use of renewable energy* to reduce the dependence on carbon energy and by introducing more eco-systems based on natural energy for a large number of public facilities, such as railroads. We can provide optimum energy systems (microgrids) that will satisfy a variety of different needs ranging from those of the low-income bracket to those of public systems.* [Targeted power generation capacity by year 2022] Solar: 100 GW (3.3 GW at the end of 2014), Wind: 60 GW (22 GW at the end of 2014)
DC microgrid system for emerging countries
A DC microgrid is a dispersion-type power system where homes are supplied with electrical power independent of the power utility system. Energy supply sources—solar power, wind power, and biomass power generators—are combined with electrical storage systems. We can build low-cost DC microgrid systems by utilizing our general-purpose power converters.