Regarding the installation of solar panels and LED lighting in Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Head Office Building

Regarding the installation of solar panels and LED lighting in Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Head Office Building

2011-12-01

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/ Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. will create a carbon neutral* visitor zone and contribute to power-saving, energy conservation and CO2 reduction by installing 50 KW class solar panels and LED lighting in the head office building.

This will be the largest scale and quality power generation among company-owned office buildings in Kyoto.

Background

As a part of our energy conservation and CO2 reduction promotion plan, we intend to create a carbon neutral visitor zone next spring by installing solar power panels and LED lighting and generating sufficient power for the lighting and air-conditioning in this visitor zone through our solar power generation system.

However, as a result of increasing calls in the community for saving energy this winter, we decided to bring forward our plan in order to save as much energy as possible. Under this plan, we aim to increase our employees' awareness of the environment by making energy visible through the installation of a panel that displays the amount of electricity generated.

We will continue to actively promote the reduction of our environmental impact in the future.

Details

Place of Installation

Solar panels: The roof of the head office building and other areas
LED lighting: Head office visitor zone (1st floor lobby and 2nd floor reception room)

Specifications

Solar power generation capacity: Approximately 50 KW
LED lighting quantity: Approximately 350 units

Expected Outcome and Goal

Effect of saving energy: Approximately 35 KW
(solar power generation 30 KW, LED lighting 5 KW)

Construction

Solar panels: To be installed in December 2011
LED Lighting: To be installed in December 2011

Terminology

*Carbon neutral: Off-setting CO2 emissions to zero by using a solar power generation system to generate the amount of power actually being used.

무라타에 대해서

주식 회사 무라타 제작소는 기능성 세라믹을 기반으로 전자 디바이스의 연구 개발 • 생산 • 판매를 행하고 있으며, 재료부터 제품까지 일관 생산 체제를 구축하고 있습니다. 또한, 무라타 제품의 90%이상은 해외에서 판매되고 있으며, 국내외로 글로벌 회사를 전개하고 있습니다.