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2017/08/03

Hiroaki Nagasawa, Vice Minister of Reconstruction, Tours the FREA

On Monday, July 24th, Hiroaki Nagasawa, Vice Minister for Reconstruction, toured the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture.
Regent Tetsuhiko Kobayashi started the tour with greetings and an outline of AIST, followed by Director-General Masaru Nakaiwa who gave an outline of FREA.
Following these formalities, Vice Minister Nagasawa proceeded to tour the institute itself, and was told about the products undergoing prototype development through the Program for Promoting Technologies Invented by Industry in Disaster Areas in Tohoku* by a local company (Kankyo System Yamano Co., Ltd.). Next, Hirohide Furutani, Director of the Renewable Energy Research Center, explained various research themes in the Renewable Energy Demonstration Field and the Energy Management Building. Finally, Vice Minister Nagasawa viewed the Smart System Research Faclity, where we conduct tests and evaluations of large power conditioners.
*Program for Promoting Technologies Invented by Industry in Disaster Areas in Tohoku: Provides support for commercializing renewable energy related technologies and know-how held by companies located in the three prefectures struck by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures).
http://www.fukushima.aist.go.jp/seeds/index.html (*This site is available only in Japanese.)
地元企業が開発中の試作品説明をお聞きになる長沢復興副大臣(中央)の写真
Vice Minister for Reconstruction
Nagasawa (center) listening to an
explanation of prototypes being
developed by local companies
  スマートシステム研究棟電波暗室で説明をお聞きになる長沢復興副大臣(中央)の写真
Vice Minister for Reconstruction
Nagasawa (center) listening to an
explanation in the Smart System Research
Facility’s electromagnetic wave anechoic
chamber