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NEDO Technology Development Fields(Energy Systems)

NEDO promotes challenging research and development based on its technology development strategy to address various issues facing society. NEDO aims to lead the world in realizing innovation by shifting to new industrial systems, achieving a society that thoroughly conserves energy, and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.

Energy Systems

Energy system technology

Storage batteries, hydrogen energy, smart communities, and system control

  • Example of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other innovative storage batteries Demonstration project on a large-scale hydrogen supply chain system of photo
    Example of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other innovative storage batteries
    Demonstration project on a large-scale hydrogen supply chain system

In the field of storage batteries, NEDO is carrying out research and development on all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other types of innovative batteries which surpass the performance of current lithium-ion batteries. In the field of hydrogen energy, it is working to improve the performance of fuel cells and minimize the costs of hydrogen refueling stations. It is also developing hydrogen-based electricity generation to meet broadly expanding demand for hydrogen. To support this eff ort, NEDO is developing large-scale hydrogen supply chains from overseas and energy system technology that uses renewable energy.

  • Large-scale hybrid power storage system (Niedersachsen, Germany) of photo
    Large-scale hybrid power storage system (Niedersachsen, Germany)

For widespread use of renewable energy, storage batteries, EVs, and other distributed energy resources, NEDO is aiming to construct an advanced system that can control the electric power supply and demand balance by utilizing resources not just on the supply side but also at demand side entities such as residential homes and commercial offi ces. NEDO is also conducting research and development projects on grid technology in order to realize such a scenario and is also conducting demonstration projects in various environments around the world in order to establish a new energy system from both technical and business viewpoints.

Renewable energy technology

Solar power, wind power, ocean energy, biomass, geothermal, and utilization of heat as renewable energy

  • Barge-type floating offshore wind turbine system demonstrator of photo
    Barge-type floating offshore wind turbine system demonstrator
  • Film-type perovskite solar cell module with world’s largest area of 703 cm2 (24.15 cm x 29.10 cm) of photo
    Film-type perovskite solar cell module with world's largest area of 703 cm2
    (24.15 cm x 29.10 cm)

With the aim of ensuring that renewables will be a sustainable power source, NEDO is working to reduce the cost of the following: power generation using PV, wind, ocean, and geothermal energy; use of biomass energy; and technology related to using renewable thermal energy. During FY2019, technology development will be carried out toward further cost reduction of systems that use underground heat, solar, and other renewable thermal energies. Evaluations of technology to improve the reliability and safety of PV power generation systems and development of basic technologies for recycling PV panels will also be started. NEDO will steadily move forward with its technology development and demonstration activities for cost reduction with the view to promote greater use of renewable energy.

Last Updated : November 8, 2019