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[9 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Panasonic to Build Eco Friendly Smart Town

Imagine a community of 1000 homes that produces its own clean energy to power its cars and houses. Panasonic is currently establishing that with the design of this eco-friendly neighborhood, the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST).
The Fujisawa SST will be built in the same location of a former Panasonic factory in Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to the 1000 homes, the 47 acre town will also include commercial and public buildings for the expected 3,000 townspeople. Panasonic hopes to reduce carbon emissions by 70% compared to 1990, by using various energy …

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[25 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Honda Provides Smart Homes to Japanese City

The people of Saitama City, Japan are in for a treat with the signing of the E-KIZUNA Project Agreement with Honda. According to the agreement Saitama will be the setting to test the urban use of hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and electric scooters. There are also plans for the testing of Honda’s Smart Home system in spring 2012.
The Smart Home Systems will generate electricity by using solar panels and gas engine cogeneration units. This extra energy, that compliments the commercial grid, can be used to charge EVs and help reduce …