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Products and Services Associated with Power Consumption

Contributions by products and services associated with power consumption

With regard to product groups such as air conditioners and LED lights for which CO2 emissions during use account for the largest percentage of emissions generated throughout product lifecycles, improving energy-saving performance leads to significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Toshiba Group helps reduce CO2 emissions by developing and providing advanced energy-saving technologies.

Case : LED light bulb with GaN power device and high output capacity LED floodlight realized by an innovative technology

Case : High-efficiency air-cooled heat pump chiller

Case : Locomotive and freight transportation system supporting modal shift

Case : Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Building Smart Community Center

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Case : Energy-saving solutions for rolling stock

Toshiba Group is working to further improve the efficiency and energy-saving performance of various devices and systems used in rolling stock.

We are also striving to systematically reduce energy consumption from multiple perspectives, including reducing the number of man-hours and parts required for replacement as well as downsizing products using new system module structures.


Energy-saving features
  • Greatly reducing the energy consumption of all system devices
    Example: Reducing energy consumption by 39% with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) system*1
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and automatizing train operations to support energy- efficient driving
    Example: Reducing energy consumption by 10% with automatic train operation*2
Making maintenance simple and extending service life
  • Contributing to developing easy-to-maintain rolling stock by simplifying conventional operations
Reducing size and weight
  • Reducing the size and weight of equipment by adopting new systems/parts and using modular structures
Based on field test results for Toshiba's PMSM and Induction Motor (IM)
Based on results of simulation and field tests (over 10%)

Case : Highly power-efficient SSDs for the enterprise

[Image] Highly power-efficient SSDs for the enterprise

Advancements in cloud services and the widespread use of big data in recent years have raised concerns over the exponential increase in the amount of information saved on large-scale storage systems, most typically those of datacenter systems. Toshiba Group provides high-performance, highly power efficient SSDs for the enterprise, thereby contributing to reducing the power consumption of storage systems and various servers in datacenters and at other sites.

Energy-saving features
  • Realizing high-speed data transfer by using the latest interface standard, NVMe*
  • Using Toshiba NAND in combination with an originally developed controller to reduce power consumption per MB/s in write operations by 49% compared to competitors' products
NVMe: Non-Volatile Memory Express, an interface optimized for non-volatile memory
NVMe™ is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc.

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Case : SMARTRECEIPT® electronic receipt system

Toshiba TEC Corporation

SMARTRECEIPT® is a service that provides benefits to customers and also helps mitigate climate change. When a customer pays at the register, SMARTRECEIPT® digitizes the transaction data and manages it on a cloud server instead of printing a receipt. The service provides customers with electronic receipts by reading barcodes that are displayed in a smartphone application or by reading membership cards at checkout counters. After payment, customers can access their receipts at any time from any location via their smartphones. In addition, the solution can also be used to provide services using electronic data, such as campaigns targeting customers who purchased certain products. SMARTRECEIPT® utilizes datacenters and smartphones. By eliminating paper usage through digitization, it mitigates climate change and reduces resource consumption, thereby curbing CO2 emissions by 13% according to our calculations for a model case.

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