Energy / Climate Change

September 1, 2011


Panasonic, Fujisawa, Others Cooperate on Sustainable Smart Town Project

Keywords: Climate Change Local government Manufacturing industry Non-manufacturing industry Renewable Energy 

JFS/Panasonic, Fujisawa, Others Cooperate on Sustainable Smart Town Project
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Panasonic Corp., the city of Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, and eight other Japanese companies spearheading advanced environmental initiatives through eco-conscious urban development and smart city projects, announced they will work together to implement a smart town concept called "Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town" which showcases Panasonic's "entire solutions" business model in full scale to the world on May 26, 2011. The new town will have about 1,000 households, and is planned to be opened in the fiscal year ending in March 2014.

This project aims to realize Panasonic' concept of a safe, secure and sustainable smart town that embraces nature to the fullest extent as well as produces energy for local use in the town. At the same time, the project looks to create a smart town that is connected to the power and data networks right from the start, allowing for optimal control without burdening the residents. Through these initiatives, the town as a whole aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent, compared to the 1990 levels..

Specifically, the company plans to preinstall its solar power generation systems and home-use storage battery systems across the town, including homes, various facilities and public zones, which would be the first of its kind in the world. Panasonic intends to replicate Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town as a business model in other parts of Japan and overseas.

Posted: 2011/09/01 06:00:15 AM



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