NEC begins Mass Production of Home Energy Storage Systems in Kof

NEC begins Mass Production of Home Energy Storage Systems in Kofu 
Tokyo, Feb 14, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has
begun mass production of electrical power and home energy storage systems at
NEC Computertechno's Kofu City campus. 
In March 2012, NEC began selling home energy storage systems that its
Sagamihara facilities started producing and shipping later in July that year.
Today, NEC launched a new mass production line in Kofu City, Yamanashi
Prefecture, which is capable of producing 10,000 units per year. Furthermore,
NEC plans to establish an additional line in the second half of fiscal 2013,
raising annual production capacity to 20,000 units. 
In addition to home energy storage systems, NEC Computertechno's Kofu
campus is also producing demonstration equipment for middle and large scale
energy storage systems for the Yokohama Smart City Project in Japan and Enel
Distribuzione, an affiliate of Enel SpA, one of Italy's leading electric
power utilities. 
NEC will continue producing electrodes for lithium-ion batteries and battery
cells for energy storage systems at its Sagamihara facilities. 
In recent years, as the need for greater power conservation has continued to
grow, businesses and households have become increasingly conscious of the
importance of reducing their power consumption, controlling energy use during
peak afternoon hours, shifting power consumption from peak hours and
introducing large scale solar energy production. Moreover, the need for energy
storage systems to provide and maintain a "lifeline" of power in the
event of emergencies, such as natural disasters and power outages, has also
become more pronounced. 
NEC Computertechno's Kofu campus has traditionally managed the production
of servers and computer equipment. The facility has now complete a highly
efficient mass production line for energy storage systems by capitalizing on
the know-how of production methods acquired through supply chain management
(SCM) of server production and the use of quality measurement equipment, such
as Anechoic Chambers and Thermostatic Chambers. 
Going forward, NEC aims to continue improving productivity and expanding
production lines while reducing costs through mass production and pursuing
greater efficiency. 
NEC is driving the global expansion of smart energy business through energy
storage systems, energy management systems, electric vehicles (EV) and power
charging infrastructure for plug-in hybrids (PHV) linked with information and
communication technologies (ICT).  In the future, NEC will continue to
contribute to the realization of a society where energy is stored and applied
wisely through technologies that include smart houses and smart cities. 
About NEC Corporation 
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing
a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100
years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses
and society. For more information, visit NEC at 
Takehiko Kato
NEC Corporation
Joseph Jasper
NEC Corporation
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