Solar-generated power charged to electric vehicles can be used in an emergency as backup energy in a station installed by Kyocera and its subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS) at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi. in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The companies installed a Solar Cycle Station for EV designed to the produce of clean energy and assist in disaster prevention.
The Solar Cycle Station is a solar-powered recharging station— originally launched for electric-assisted bicycles in 2010 — that uses Kyocera’s solar modules. In 2012, the company started supplying the Solar Cycle Station for EV, which is designed to power electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Shintec Hozumi installed a 230kW Kyocera solar power generating system on the rooftop of its headquarters to provide clean energy for the building. The company adopted Kyocera’s Solar Cycle Station for EV to secure backup power for disaster prevention planning.