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Kyocera supplies solar PV electric bicycle charging in Japan

Kyocera Corporation has developed a Solar Cycle Station, a solar photovoltaic (PV) powered recharging station for electric-assisted bicycles in Japan.

The solar PV charging stations are also connected to the regular power grid, via a DC-AC converter, ensuring stable service during cloudy weather and for recharging during the night.

Furthermore, the solar PV charging stations are equipped with conventional outlets so that they can be used as a power source in the event of a power outage or emergency, Kyocera says.

The product is only available to the Japanese market.

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Efried said

19 November 2010
very shady, seems to be trendy to orient PV west or east vertically and put obstacles in front ;-)

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