Product News November 20, 2015

Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture has been installing charging stands for electric vehicles (EVs) that will improve convenience for tourists and residents and contribute to the expansion of a variety of services utilizing clean, renewable energy.

Kyotango City recently installed new charging stands at three locations in the city: TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station, KumihamaSankaikan Roadside Station, and UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato. Details are below.

Facilities Overview

Facility name & address Opening date No. of units Equipment
①TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station
313-1 Takeno, Tango-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Around January 2016 Quick charger (1)
Normal charger (1)
━━
②KumihamaSankaikan Roadside Station
1709 Kumihama-choUrake,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
10 a.m.,
December 1, 2015
Quick charger(1)
Normal charger (1)
Solar power generation system (3.2 kW)
Storage battery (7.2 kWh)
Disaster emergency box
③UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato
1562 Kyuso, Tango-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
1 p.m.,
December 1, 2015
Quick charger (1)
Normal charger (1)
Solar power generation system (3.2 kW)
Storage battery (7.2 kWh)
Disaster emergency box

Usage Conditions

Hours of operation Payment/reader
system
Electronic payment system provider
Membership administration
organization
8 a.m. ─ 7 p.m. (Every day)
Note: Open until 9 p.m. only at UkawaOnsen,
Yoshino no Sato.
QR code
Card reader
Enegate Co., Ltd.
(EcoQden payment system)
Nippon Charge Service, LLC(NCS)

Notes:

※1 The charging stands are operated in collaboration with an electronic payment system provider and a charging membership administration company.

※2 Charging time can be paid for using cards compatible with the services of the companies in note 1 above, or with smart phones.

※3 Charging station users should confirm matters such as membership fees, usage fees, and system compatibility with the companies in noted above.

TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station Kumihama Sankaikan Roadside Station UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato
(1)TenkiTenki Tango
Roadside Station
(2) Kumihama Sankaikan
Roadside Station
(3)UkawaOnsen,
Yoshino no Sato

Charging Station Features(Applicable to facilities ② and ③)

 The solar power generation system and power storage system operate independent of the grid and can provide electricity in the event of a disaster. The charging stations are also equipped with a disaster emergency box, which includes a multi-outlet extension socket and USB ports, a radio, flashlight, and work gloves (10 pairs). Mobile communication devices can be charged when there is a blackout.

■Schematic of the Charging Station■

Schematic of the Charging Station

  These charging stations utilize the Solar Cycle Station for EV*, jointly developed by Kyocera Corporation (Head Office: Fushimi-ku, Kyoto; President: Goro Yamaguchi) and Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (KCCS; Head Office: Fushimi-ku, Kyoto; President: Setsuo Sasaki). The stations were planned and designed by KCCS and Nichicon Corporation (Head Office: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Chairman: Ippei Takeda), and construction was carried out by OSTEM Co., Ltd. The charging stations came are a collaboration of Kyoto-based companies, Nichicon and Kyocera. Nichicon provides the 30-kW quick chargers and 7.2-kWh power storage systems, while Kyocera provides the 3.2-kW (per location) polycrystalline silicon solar power modules.
✽Solar Cycle Station for EV is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation.


 Kyotango City plans to complete four more EV charging stations within the municipality before the end of this fiscal year (March 2016). The aim is to make it more convenient to use renewable energy within the city limits and contribute to the realization of an advanced green economy and a smart energy community.

Builder and administrator:Kyotango City
Building contractor:Charging station building and installation consortium comprising KCCS and Nichicon Corporation
Umbrella project:Next-generation vehicle charging infrastructure promotion project (under the Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center)

End-user inquiries
● Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (Website: http://www.kccs.co.jp/)
  Customer Support Center   Phone: 0120-911-901(Toll-free)
  9 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. Monday ─ Friday
  (Inquiries may be made on the website 24/7.)

Media inquiries

  • ●Environmental Biomass Promotion Section, Environment Department, Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kyotango  City   Phone: 0772-69-0480(Direct)
  • ●Corporate Public Relations, Kyocera Corporation
    Phone: Head Office: 075-604-3514(Direct), Tokyo Office: 03-6364-5503(Direct)
  • ●Public Relations and Advertising Department, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.
    Phone: 03-5765-1503(Direct)
  • ●Corporate Communications Division, Nichicon Corporation Phone: 075-241-5338(Direct)
  • ●OSTEM Co., Ltd. Phone: 075-602-1122(Switchboard)



Reference


●Kyotango City Charging Station Network
Kyotango City has seven charging stations (completed or currently under construction) in its municipal limits.

Kyotango
Current project Zone Facility name & address Building contractor
1 Omiya Building, Kyotango City
226 Kuchiono, Omiya-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising Ishida Aites, Kondo Dengyosha, and Hirai Denki
2 Amino Station, Kyoto Tango Railway
119-2 Shimooka, Amino-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising Cotonet Engineering Co., Ltd. and Facilities Mori
3 Yuhigaura-KizuOnsen Station,
Kyoto Tango Railway
71-1 Kizu, Amino-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising Cotonet Engineering Co., Ltd. and Facilities Mori
4 TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station
313-1 Takeno, Tango-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising KCCS and Nichicon Corporation
5 UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato
1562 Kyuso, Tango-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising KCCS and Nichicon Corporation
6 KumihamaSankaikan
Roadside Station
1709Kumihama-choUrake,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprising KCCS and Nichicon Corporation
7 Kumihama Station,
Kyoto Tango Railway
772 Sakae-machi, Kumihama-cho,
Kyotango-shi, Kyoto-fu
Charging station building and installation consortium comprisingCotonet Engineering Co., Ltd. and Facilities Mori

※Note :  You cannot make inquiries directly to the facilities in the table above.



Reference


  • TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station
    TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station
  • TenkiTenki Tango Roadside Station2
  • KumihamaSankaikan Roadside Station
    KumihamaSankaikan Roadside Station
  • KumihamaSankaikan Roadside Station2
  • UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato
    UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato
  • UkawaOnsen, Yoshino no Sato2
  • Facilities
    Facilities
  • Facilities2


Reference


 The construction and installation of these newest charging stations was carried out by consortiums whose members represent the foundation of Kyoto Prefecture's economy.
 These companies will use their highly reliable products, engineering and installation technologies to contribute to protecting the regional environment and realizing a recycling-oriented society.

■About the Kyocera Group

 In the solar energy business, Kyocera develops and manufactures high-output, high-quality solar cells that it provides to the Japanese and world markets. Kyocera Group company KCCS has used the know-how it has built up in the telecommunications engineering business to design and build numerous mega-solar installations.

■About Nichicon Corporation

 Headquartered in the KarasumaOike district of Kyoto, Nichicon advocates a corporate philosophy of contributing to a bright future by creating products of true value and protecting the environment. To this end, under its NECST (Nichicon Energy Control System Technology) projects, the company tackles the serious problem of global warming by developing products that provide stable energy while also protecting the environment. These products include quick chargers, V2H systems, residential power storage systems, and distributed power sources.

■OSTEM Co., Ltd.

 Through electrical and electronic communications installation services, OSTEM is a building sub-contractor that is instrumental to the creation of society's smoothly functioning infrastructure. With a wealth of technology built up over the years and a proven track record, OSTEM has earned the trust of its customers and of society as a whole. With integrity and sincerity, the company will continue to maximize its human resources and combine its unique perspectives and ideas with its technological prowess in order to provide products and services that meet customers' highest expectations.

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