It has been a month since Sony announced its plan to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its operations across the globe by 2040. Sony has now said that it’s moving this goal forward by a decade for the United States. It’s now planning to use 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its U.S. operations by 2030.
Some of the world’s major tech companies have pledged to use eventually use 100 percent renewable energy and Sony is joining that list today. The Japanese tech giant has confirmed that it’s aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its global operations by 2040. It’s joining the RE100 initiative operated by the international NGO The Climate Group. More than 140 companies worldwide have committed to RE100 so far.
Nissan has been a player in the electric car market for a long time and now after launching its revamped Leaf electric car, the company has decided to offer an all-in-one solar energy storage solution much like the one Tesla offers in the United States. The solution will be backed by Nissan’s xStorage home battery as part of the Nissan Energy Solar home energy scheme.
Tesla has long been selling its Powerwall batteries for home energy storage solutions and has recently been selling photovoltaic panels as well to provide a one-stop solution for those looking to switch their homes to solar energy.
The drive range of the new Leaf electric vehicle (EV) is 400km (approx 249 miles) per change (under the JC08 test mode), which is about 40% longer than that of the previous model of the Leaf.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced the new Leaf Sept 6, 2017. The drive range was increased by improving the energy density of the battery pack. While the size of the new model's battery pack is equivalent to that of the previous model's battery pack, the battery capacity was increased from 30kWh to 40kWh.
Takenaka Corp announced May 17, 2017, that the energy balance of its Minami-Kanto branch office (Chuo-ku, Chiba Prefecture) has become "positive" throughout the year.
The two-story office building was completed in 2003 with a site area of 1,432m2 and a total floor area of 1,318m2. Takenaka renovated the building to reduce its power consumption and installed a solar power generation system while the office was being in normal operation. The renovation period was from October 2015 to March 2016.
Meiko Co Ltd (Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture) displayed a model of a wine basement utilizing a power device in the Yamanashi Prefecture Pavilion of FC Expo 2017, which occurred from March 1 to 3, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Meiko is an organization that creates items utilizing vacuum and plasma advancements. The wine basement, "FC Wine Cellar Cube," has numerous compartments for wine, each of which is utilized to contain a jug of wine. The temperature is autonomously controlled in every compartment.