Toshiba Supplies Renewable Energy Storage for Kyushu Electric

Toshiba Corp. (6502) supplied batteries to a Kyushu Electric Power Co. (9508) project on two remote islands south of the Japanese mainland that seeks to demonstrate technology to store energy generated from wind and solar power plants.

Two- and three-megawatt systems using lithium-ion batteries were delivered to Tanegashima and Amami Oshima, the Tokyo-based electronics maker said today in a statement. Toshiba has also won an order from Tohoku Electric Power Co. (9506) for a 40-megawatt storage system, according to the statement.

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