Sustainability Report 2018
Shiho ISHIKAWA, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Solar and wind power generation is affected by weather conditions, so it requires facilities to store the power generated. However, storage batteries remain costly. In light of this, Dr. Ishikawa and her colleagues are studying the potential of power-to-heat（P2H）technology using biogas generator fueled by livestock manure and other organic wastes as well as a heat pump system that produces heat from electrical energy, both of which are installed at Rakuno Gakuen University. These researchers are also working to develop a monitoring system that visualizes the state of energy use at agricultural and livestock facilities.