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NTN Donates Three Units of “NTN Hybrid Street Lights” to Ishikawa PrefectureJanuary 24, 2018Press Release

For regional disaster and crime prevention measures, and as a proposal for locally produced and consumed renewable energy

NTN Corporation (hereafter, NTN) has donated a total of three units of “NTN Hybrid Street Lights,*1” which generate power using wind and solar light, to Ishikawa Prefecture, Hakui City and Shika Town in Hakui District, as one initiative aimed at coexisting with local communities as part of the company's 100th anniversary activities.

With NTN's 100th anniversary approaching in March 2018, NTN will donate a total of 17 “NTN Hybrid Street Lights” to five locations within Japan, as part of efforts to express appreciation to communities in regions that have given support over the years but also hope to be together with them.*2 Five units were donated to Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture in August last year.

NTN operates four group companies in Ishikawa Prefecture – NTN Hakui Corp., NTN Houdatsushimizu Corp., NTN Shika Corp., and NTN Noto Corp. – which produce a wide variety of industrial machinery bearings. In July last year, a new heat treatment plant was constructed at NTN Noto Corp., enabling an integrated bearing production system to operate in the Noto area to further boost competitiveness.

The three units of “NTN Hybrid Street Lights” have been installed at Ishikawa Prefectural Nanao Shinonome High School, Hakui City road station “Noto Chirihama” and Shika Town road station “KorogakinoSato Shika,” where they will be used to provide guide lighting at community evacuation areas, security lighting and as an emergency power supply.

A donation ceremony was held at the Ishikawa Prefectural Office on January 12, where NTN Executive Vice President Inoue presented Ishikawa Governor Tanimoto, Hakui City Mayor Yamabe and Shika Town Mayor Koizumi with records of the donations. Mayor Tanimoto expressed his gratitude, stating “NTN Hybrid Street Light' installed at the high school will also be useful as a form of environmental education for students of the next-generation.”

NTN will continue donating to other communities as a useful tool for regional disaster or crime prevention measures. Proposing locally produced and consumed energy, where power is generated and used in the same region, NTN contributes to the development of a low carbon society.

  1. NTN Launches Extremely Silent Hybrid Street Lights
    August 19, 2016 press release
    http://www.ntnglobal.com/en/news/new_products/news201600059.html
  2. NTN Donates “NTN Hybrid Street Lights” as Company's 100th Anniversary Activity
    August 16, 2017 press release
    http://www.ntnglobal.com/en/news/press/news201700075.html

At the donation ceremony (from left) Shika Town Mayor Koizumi, NTN Shika Corp. President Kitajima, NTN Executive Vice President Inoue, NTN General Manager Ishikawa, Ishikawa Governor Tanimoto, NTN Noto Corp. President Yamasaki, and Hakui City Mayor Yamabe

At the donation ceremony
(from left) Shika Town Mayor Koizumi,
NTN Shika Corp. President Kitajima,
NTN Executive Vice President Inoue,
NTN General Manager Ishikawa,
Ishikawa Governor Tanimoto,
NTN Noto Corp. President Yamasaki,
and Hakui City Mayor Yamabe

NTN Hybrid Street Light at Hakui City road station “Noto Chirihama”

NTN Hybrid Street Light at Hakui City road station “Noto Chirihama”

About “NTN Hybrid Street Lights”

NTN Hybrid Street Lights

The “NTN Hybrid Street Light” generates power from two forms of natural energy; wind and solar light, to charge batteries and power LED lights that turn on at night. Its vertical axis wind turbine with a proprietary blade shape does not disturb the air around it or generate any swooshing sounds. It makes almost no noise, and can be installed in various areas of local communities, including public facilities such as parks and schools, as well as commercial buildings. The built-in battery provides power for illumination for 5 days when fully charged, and features an independent power supply that can be used as an emergency power supply during disasters or power outages.

Planned installation locations of “NTN Hybrid Street Lights” donated to Ishikawa Prefecture

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