Mitsubishi Electric Unveils Six New Technologies at Annual R&D Open House
Mitsubishi Electric announced six new technologies,at its annual Research and Development Open House held today at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The six new technologies are outlined below.
Electric Power Management System for Self-sustained Operation in Communities
Enables self-sufficient power supply for more than one week The company announced today that it has developed a prototype electric power management system that combines an ideal mix of storage batteries and photovoltaic power generation for self-sustained operation in communities during extended blackouts. The technology was achieved through the company’s Smart Grid and Smart Community initiative.
Energy Management System with Demand-response Capability Stabilizes power supply & demand management while minimizing electricity costs
Mitsubishi Electric announced today that it has developed the technology for an energy management system that responds dynamically to supply-demand conditions. The system automatically evaluates fluctuating power-generation costs and electricity-market prices to determine optimized incentives for saving power, thereby helping to stabilize supply and demand management while minimizing costs and benefits for utilities and customers alike. The technology was achieved through the company’s Smart Grid Demonstration
Regenerative Power Optimization Technology for Railway Energy Savings
Reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent The company announced today its development of a new technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent through efficient use of regenerative power from trains and optimized voltage control at multiple railway substations. Commercialization is targeted at the fiscal year beginning in April 2014.
Large-capacity SiC Power Module Technologies
World-leading capacity will lead to smaller, lighter equipment The company announced today that it has developed large-capacity silicon carbide (SiC) power module technologies incorporating all-SiC power devices for unprecedented 1,200-volt, 1,200-ampere performance. The new technologies, which have been incorporated in a prototype module, are expected to expand SiC applications to factory automation equipment, elevators, escalators, photovoltaic systems, wind-power generation systems and other industrial uses.
World’s Best Error-correction Technology for High-capacity Optical Communication
The company announced today it has developed an error-correction technology that achieves a coding gain of 12.0dB, the world’s highest level as of February 14, 2013 according to internal research, for high-speed and high-capacity optical communication systems over long distances. The technology will be launched in the fiscal year starting in April 2014.
100 Gbps Optical Transmission Technologies for High-capacity Intercity Communication
The company announced today it has developed an optical transceiver and integrated optical transmitter module for 100 Gbps optical transmission per wavelength that realizes 2.5 times the capacity of conventional intercity optical networks.The technologies, which will help to meet fast-expanding demands for intercity communication capacity, will be commercialized within the fiscal year ending in March 2014.