ITOCHU (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that Scatec Solar (Norway), in which ITOCHU owns a 37.5% stake, has concluded an agreement with Eskom , the South African state-owned power utility, to sell power for a period of 20 years, on May 9, 2013.
Panasonic announced that its HIT photovoltaic module’s high-level of resistance to potential induced degradation (PID) has been verified by the results of tests conducted within and outside the company. The test conditions set by the third party organization were very stringent among those applied for various PID tests reported by several organizations. The successful passing of such a severe endurance test has confirmed the high quality and high reliability of Panasonic HIT modules.
The university installed 650kW of photovoltaic (PV) panels on the south and west sides and the roof of the building like a wall. Also, the building is equipped with a variety of power-generating/saving facilities such as 100kW of phosphoric-acid fuel cells (PAFCs), refrigerator using the high-temperature exhaust heat of the PAFCs, desiccant air conditioner using the low-temperature exhaust heat of the PAFCs and heat pump using soil heat.