Panasonic to start energy-efficient home project in Singapore - report
Aug 2, 2011 - Japanese electronics firm Panasonic Corp (TYO:6752) will install solar power units at a public housing complex in Singapore as part of an energy-efficient homes field-test project, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported.
The project will be carried out with the support of the Singaporean government. Panasonic plans to roll out the tested devices on the Singaporean market in 2013.
As part of the two-year initiative, Panasonic will install a solar power system at one of the buildings at the Punggol Eco-Town housing complex in Singapore, to supply electricity for lifts, lighting and other equipment. Lithium ion batteries will be used for energy storage. The company will also provide each home in the complex with monitors for electricity, gas and water use, seeking to trim electricity consumption by 10%.
In early July, Panasonic unveiled a plan to launch homes with built-in solar panels and energy conservation systems in the regions of Japan hit by the March 11 disaster. The eco-homes will cost as much as regular homes, but will help their owners bring down power consumption from the grid.