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Research and Development for Total Cost Reduction of Heat Utilization as Renewable Energy

Project overview

Project period: FY2019 to FY2023, FY 2019 budget: JPY 300 million

The goal of this project is to promote research and development that contributes to a reduction in the total cost of utilizing heat as renewable energy and thereby expand its use. There are a wide variety of players involved in the introduction of systems for utilizing heat as renewable energy. Therefore, in addition to promoting research and development by using a consortium framework that includes both upstream and downstream players, the path and specific efforts (i.e., popularization measures) necessary for achieving the following goals will be compiled in an action plan: reducing total costs by at least 20% by 2023 (return on investment in 14 years or less) and reducing total costs by at least 30% by 2030 (return on investment in 8 years or less). In addition, NEDO will create a roadmap in cooperation with related government agencies and industry groups.

  • Overview of Project Implementation System (Geothermal Heat)Technology development Upstream Advanced development of design and evaluation tools(design offices) Development of low-cost equipment(equipment manufacturers) Excavators Heat exchangers Heat pumps Development of low-cost construction (contractors) Downstream Development of equipment, construction, and control technology suitable for buildings (e.g., ZEBs) (house builders, general contractors) Overall system optimization (systems integra
    Project overview
  • This project Execution of action plan Popularization of heat utilization as renewable energy 2023 2030 Reduction of total costs by at least 30% (return on investment: 8 years or less) Independent market formation Cost reductions as result of mass production, competition between companies, additional technological improvements Reduction of total costs by at least 20% (return on investment: 14 years or less) Formulation of action plan and roadmap
    Road to 2030

Basic information

Technical field
  • Heat utilization
Project code P19006
Department in charge
  • New Energy Technology Department (TEL: 044-520-5183)