Examples of technologies for Energy
Energy Creation Technology
Solar Cell (HIT)
The world's highest conversion efficiency among existing silicon solar cells has been achieved at the research level. This enables installation of solar cells in a limited installation area without inhibiting design.
Fuel Cell (ENEFARM)
Home Power Generation: Using hydrogen and oxygen, electricity can be generated at home according to the energy demand of each household, creating an eco-lifestyle a step ahead of the times.
Power Electronics Technology
Automotive Power Electronics / Power Semiconductor
Developing SiC power semiconductors and low-loss GaN, which show promise as next-generation semiconductors. Achieving improvements in long-term reliability and the miniaturization of power supplies and industrial high-voltage inverters.
Dispersed Power Source
Making full use of power electronics and individual supplies such as solar and fuel cells, and achieving real-time and bi-directional control. Opening up a new electrical world that does not rely on conventional power transmission.
Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
Creation of a safe and ultrahigh-capacity battery was achieved through developing a new electrode material and solidifying electrolytes. This battery exponentially extends the driving distance of an electric car.
Development of a system using high capacity storage batteries was proactively promoted to create an increasingly secure/comfortable life with power storage. Power-storage system, Automotive lithium-ion battery system.
Hydrogen Storage Devices
Developing proton-conducting thin film with the ultimate performance, and creating devices to absorb and store hydrogen in organic hydride. Providing a safe and secure hydrogen storage and supply method.
Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Also taking on the challenge of developing pure hydrogen fuel cells to help create a hydrogen society. Implementing demonstration experiments for fuel cells that use pure hydrogen at PR facilities such as a solar power installation in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Energy-saving Related Technology
Electricity can be saved simply by using home appliances based on Panasonic's proprietary "ECONAVI" technology, which is capable of detecting wasted electricity and automatically saving electricity. Each home appliance thinks wisely and saves electricity.
Smart House Technology
This technology wisely controls facilities and air-conditioning/environment equipment by "visualizing" household energy-use status. Presenting a convenient lifestyle in a comfortable space with power-saving systems.