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Sendai Murata Manufacturing Plant Set to Operate on 100% Renewable Energy

3/25/2022

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President: Norio Nakajima

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Sendai Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, hereinafter referred to as "Sendai Murata"), a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Murata Manufacturing"), will run on 100 percent renewable energy beginning April 1. The Murata Manufacturing Group is converting all electricity consumed in the Group's business activities into renewable energy to meet the goals of the RE100 global environmental initiative. 

In recent years, the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and temperatures, as well as dramatic weather patterns, have become far more prevalent. To help resolve this, it is important for us as a company to work towards the realization of a sustainable society at a company level by implementing renewable energy and optimizing energy management. 

To help reduce the burden on the power supply network, Sendai Murata plans to install a storage battery system in Summer 2022 similar to the one introduced at Kanazu Murata in October 2021. We will analyze and accumulate knowledge on how the system fares in different conditions at each production site – such as weather, manufactured products, and other factors – and work to develop a system that will operate efficiently at all production sites. After switching to 100% renewable energy on April 1, in the summer of 2022.

 

Overview of the storage battery system to be installed in Summer 2022 (projected) 

Address:  2-6, Akedori 3-chome, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi 
Installation date: Summer 2022
How the generated power will be used:
In-house use for Sendai Murata Manufacturing
Solar power generation system capacity:
Approx. 600kW
Storage battery capacity:
Approx. 900kWh
Data monitored by the energy management system:
Production schedules, electricity consumption, weather forecasts, and power generation forecasts

 

Sendai Murata Manufacturing

Address:  2-6, Akedori 3-chome, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi
Founded:
July 1st, 2021
Share capital:
110 million yen
Representative:
Yoshikatsu Nakayama, President and Representative Director
Business details:
Development, design, and manufacture of high-frequency components (surface wave filters)
Number of employees:
719 (as of March 1, 2022)

 

Murata Manufacturing is committed to promoting the use of renewable energy at its domestic and overseas locations to combat climate change.

 

Following are Murata Manufacturing’s operating objectives relating to this topic:

Murata Manufacturing sees the "reinforcement of climate change countermeasures" as a material issue. In our efforts to help solve global social issues, we are forging ahead with initiatives to promote renewable energy. We ensure that we are meeting our overall targets for reducing greenhouse gases throughout the country and are actively investing in ways to conserve energy and use renewable energy sources at each of our locations.

Related articles:

Murata’s material issues
Responses to climate change

 

Related press releases:

Murata participation in Global Environmental Initiative RE100 - Aiming for 100% renewable energy use by 2050 -
https://corporate.murata.com/en-global/newsroom/news/company/csrtopic/2020/1217

Murata Acquires SBT Certification for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
https://corporate.murata.com/en-global/newsroom/news/company/csrtopic/2022/0120

 

About RE100

RE100 is a global initiative that brings together the world’s most influential businesses that have committed to 100% renewable power. RE100 has a total revenue of over US$6.6 trillion and operates in a diverse range of sectors. Together, RE100 members send a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. Led by international non-profit The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100 is also part of the We Mean Business Coalition. The participation of Japanese companies in RE100 is achieved with the support of the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP), which has been an official regional partner of RE100 since 2017. 

 


Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

For more information, visit Murata's website

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