Solar Shelter For Power Emergencies

Japan is now on its course of providing solutions for alternative power supply during emergencies thanks to the new type of solar-powered shelter than can be used as an alternative power source. Although this solar-powered shelter could not be used to supply power in lighting at bus stops, taxi stops and walkways, nevertheless it can be used an alternate emergency power source for charging mobile phone and other electronic devices.

Kyocera Corporation has developed a multipurpose solar-powered shelter with energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for lighting called the Eco-Shell. Kyocera Corporation has solar energy subsidiary known as the Kyocera Solar Corporation and the Sekisui Jushi Corporation.

The said new technology has been developed after the shocking March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which resulted in nuclear power plant failures. Japan is finding means when the energy efficiency measure in the country is on its height of urgency and hence the advent of the new solar-powered shelter.

The solar-powered shelter will generate electricity and can be used in the surrounding areas in need of electricity like lighting for advertising displays. The excess power generated by the shelter will be sold to power utility companies in order to meet demands during power shortages in Japan. During cases of disasters, the solar-powered shelter can supply emergency power source since they feature an independent power outlet for charging electronics.

The Eco-Shell is available exclusively in Japan starting last July 20 and will be marketed to municipalities and private companies.

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