KANZACC Co., Ltd. Prototype Completed for Water Current Type Micro Hydroelectric Generator

February 26, 2016

KANZACC Co., Ltd.

KANZACC Co., Ltd. (main office: Osaka, President: Hisakazu Ishibashi), a member company of the Furukawa Electric Group, is developing ENEFALL-DAN 5215—a water current type micro hydroelectric generator—and has announced that it has completed a prototype unit. KANZACC will continue to develop low-power generators for river irrigation channels and other small waterways.

Background

Generators that use small hydroelectric power continue to be installed all over Japan as one means of obtaining renewable energy. Hydroelectric power is generated based on the amount of water and how far it falls. However, there are many cases where considerable civil engineering work is required to install generators and installation costs incurred along with generator facilities become expensive, making it difficult to implement hydroelectric power.

"ENEFALL-DAN 5215" Features

  1. Water current type unit makes it possible to generate power even on rivers and waterways with small height differences.
  2. Easy to carry and install (merely submerge it in a waterway) for drastically reduced costs.
  3. The generator is easy to maintain, and its structure makes it difficult for dirt clogs to form.

ENEFALL-DAN 5215

Main specifications

Structure Generator type Water current type
Drive system Screw direct drive type
Dimensions/Weight Total length mm 1635
Diameter mm 400
Weight kg 85
Power generation capacity Output kg 0.5
Voltage V 140

About KANZACC Co., Ltd.

Established: January 1920
Capital: 720,755,000 yen
President: Hisakazu Ishibashi
Head office: 2-1-9 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka
Main products: Electric wires/cables, plated processed goods, metallic pipes/corrugate
Ratio of stock held by Furukawa Electric: 99.9% (as of February 2016)

About Furukawa Electric Group

Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 867.8 billion (approximately USD 8.2B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.