Three firms tie up on power system

Kyodo

Three electronics makers said Monday they will cooperate on developing a small-scale power generation system based on renewable energy for use in remote islands, mainly in Asia.

Meidensha Corp., Sharp Corp. and NEC Corp. will begin research in Indonesia by the end of this month with the aim of putting the system, which uses solar power and rechargeable batteries, into practical use in fiscal 2013, they said.

Meidensha will lead the research and sales activities as the project organizer. Sharp will provide general solar power panels and NEC will be in charge of lithium-ion batteries.