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Press Release

NEDO Launches a Demonstration Test for a High Efficiency Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Collector

-Japan's Largest Demonstration Test System Installed in Daito Onsen Seatopia in Kakegawa City-
November  24,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc.

As part of a NEDO project, Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc. has developed a high efficiency photovoltaic thermal hybrid collector with an accumulated solar energy conversion efficiency (a combined power generation and heat collection efficiency) of 78.0% (based on a power generation efficiency of 15.5% and a heat collection efficiency of 62.5%), and demonstration test of the system has been launched at Daito Onsen Seatopia in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

The demonstration test involves Japan's largest test system with 140 of the newly developed collectors installed. The test will continue until February 2017 to verify the performance and reliability of the collector with an aim toward its commercialization.

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    Hybrid collector demonstration test system installed at Daito Onsen Seatopia

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Persons: Takagi, Takeda, Saomoto Tel: +81-44-520-5277

Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc., Business Development Department
Contact Persons: Nakahama, Iida Tel: +81-564-55-1161