The Energy Conservation Center, Japan, announced on January 22, 2014, the winners of the 2013 Energy Conservation Awards.
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize was awarded to a peak-shift vending machine developed by Coca-Cola Japan Co.
By using vacuum insulation material and improving air-tightness, the peak-shift vending machine is capable of operating solely on standby electricity for up to 16 hours from 7am to 11pm, when electricity use peaks in Japan. The company’s efforts to make consumers aware of this feature for shifting electricity use to off-peak times when launching the 28,000 new machines nationwide was also rated highly.
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