The Kyocera Corporation will begin sales this summer of a new energy management system (EMS) for the Japanese residential market that combines its solar power generating systems with high-capacity lithium-ion battery storage units manufactured by the Nichicon Corporation.

The new system is a direct response to growing demand for residential energy storage equipment following last year’s earthquake and tsunami disasters.

By using Kyocera’s high quality solar power generating systems — which hold the No.2 domestic market share and Nichicon’s energy storage system which utilizes a lithium-ion battery manufactured by Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., the new energy system is able to more effectively control energy consumption.

This new system combines the two vital themes of power generation and power storage using Kyocera’s solar power generating system and Nichicon’s energy storage unit,” explained Kyocera President Tetsuo Kuba at a press conference with Nichicon held in Kyoto.

“Kyocera will use its energy-management technology to launch this new comprehensive system for optimizing residential energy use, and thus make a real contribution to preventing climate change.”

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