January 16, 2017


The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. (main office: Yokohama, Kanagawa; President: Katsutoshi Tokuyama; "Furukawa Battery" hereafter) held a ceremony to celebrate its conclusion of a contract (sales agreement) with I-WIND (a wind power generation company in Thailand) for Furukawa Battery's cutting edge UltraBattery technology.
The energy storage system, planned to begin operating in July 2017, will be the first such project in Thailand.
I-WIND selected Furukawa Battery's UltraBattery (a cycle-use long service life type capacitor hybrid control valve style stationary lead-acid battery) from several competing products based on the evaluation of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University and MTEC (National Metal and Material Technology Center). 

Signing ceremony
Signing ceremony
Signing ceremony
Signing ceremony
  • Location: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd, Yokohama Works
  • Contract conclusion date: Jan. 13, 2017 (Fri.) 




Mr. Baworn Sattayawuthiphong, Minister-Counsellor (Industrial) (Royal Thai Embassy)
Mr. Kobboon Sangmanee, Counsellor (Royal Thai Embassy)
Ms. Pawitra Matkham, Counsellor (Economic Section Staff)

  • Reference material (business outlook)

This will be used as an energy storage system combined with wind power generation. Solar and wind power generation continues to expand rapidly as the renewable energy sector develops in Thailand and throughout Asia, and the use of energy storage systems together with such technologies in order to reach a balance between power demand and supply has recently been drawing much attention

Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern Thailand (popularly known as Ligor) Government project with Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)
Storage battery capacity: 1.152 MWh UB-1000 × 288 cells (576 V-1000 Ah/10 HR) × two sets



(UltraBattery features)

  • Longer cycle life
  • Longer service life for cycle characteristics in Partial State of Charge (PSoC)
  • Improved charging acceptance
  • Takes advantages of lead-acid battery characteristics to offer safety and recycle technology 

Contact information :
The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. Global Strategy Division, Overseas Sales Department, Mr. Kodaka TEL: +81-45-336-5088