As the first step in our energy business, we are working closely with communities
to tackle solutions to the issues faced in rural areas.
We possess a wealth of expertise in green energy-based power generation projects.
Mega solar is used as a primary regional power generating plant. We have proceeded with mega solar projects with an eye to the coming era of local production for local consumption of energy.
Floating Solar Power Generation
We utilize bodies of water such as the regulation ponds owned by local governments. Floating solar power poses many advantages. For instance, generation boasts a higher generating output than ground-based installations and changes in the environment before and after installation have not been seen.
- Roof Leasing
- Smart Homes
- Small Hydroelectric Generation
- Geothermal Power Generation
- Methane Power Generation
- Wind Power Generation
- Biomass Power Generation
- Biogas Power Generation
We support agriculture with expertise in energy measures and
utilization of unused agricultural lands.
A kleingarten is a form of allotment garden attracting a great deal of attention in Germany. With a history spanning more than two centuries, today these facilities are installed in parallel to small structures known as laube, or “garden houses.” Local residents use the gardens on weekends and at other times to promote the advancement of health while enjoying agricultural work with the feeling of staying at a summer house. Providing interests for the elderly and education for children are other useful purposes.
Using Heat with House-based Agriculture
Utilizing the unused heat produced when generating electricity through geothermal or biomass power generation aids in house agriculture. This mechanism circulates hot water through the hot water pipes inside a house and utilizes it for heating. Using waste heat produce the benefits of utilizing energy to a greater level of efficiency and eliminating running costs.
Buying up electric power generated through green energy and selling to regional areas helps stimulate the economy.
Buying of Electric Power
West Electric Power proactively purchases electricity generated regionally, promotes regional economic circulation and achieves the regionally-distributed supply of energy.
Wholesaling and Retailing of Electric Power
As purchased regional energy is consumed within the region, West Electric Power focuses on selling electric power to regional consumers. The company also has its sights set on 2016, when retailing to general households will become possible with the liberalization of electric power retailing.
We utilize the old traditional Japanese homes using multilayered
network that extends throughout Japan.
Renovation of Old Traditional Japanese Homes
This project involves forming alliance partner agreements with old traditional homes lying unused across Japan in order to renovate them. By renovating the increasing number of vacant homes in rural areas, new added value can be generated. In addition, kleingarten initiatives that involve the reutilization of unused agricultural land are also being considered.
Old homes of historical significance are renovated as guest houses geared towards foreign tourists. Communicating to foreign visitors the wonder of Japanese traditional homes, the rich regional culture evident around Japan and the beauty of Japanese nature will spread the message of appealing aspects unique to rural areas that cannot be found in the city.
We are also working on public infrastructure projects in conjunction with our alliance partners.
Improvements to water supply and sewage facilities
At local governments dealing with population decline associated with a declining birthdate and aging society and severe financial situations, the question of how to upgrade and manage sewage treatment facilities has become a significant issue. The West Group will set about efforts to improve sewage treatment facilities, such as by recycling treated water and organic substances and recycling them as resources.
Improvements to Filtration Units
As there are currently many water supply filtration units in place around Japan that are being used beyond their statutory useful life, the West Group has been working together with its alliance partners to improve filtration units. Through these endeavors, Japan’s rich water resources are maintained, delivering safe and healthy water to consumers.
We manage energy conservation in a comprehensive fashion by proposing energy conservation measures,
supplying equipment and through other measures.
Business Sitesand Commercial
Whether during the summer or winter, double-glazed glass is less affected by outside air, and is also an effective way to prevent dew condensation during the winter months.
Thermal Barrier Coating
By applying thermal barrier coating to outside walls exposed to direct sunlight, surface temperatures can be controlled to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures.