Panasonic Corp. has introduced model housing in Indonesia and Mexico that efficiently manages energy usage in the homes in a demonstration of next-generation smart living, the company announced on Sept. 7.
In Indonesia, the Panasonic future housing utilizes solar panels that are enough to power the electronic devices within the home. The solar system is also supported by a 24-piece storage battery system so that even under rainy or cloudy conditions, stored energy can supply the electricity for up to three days.
In Mexico, as a pilot project, Panasonic Mexico, financed by the Japanese government, has equipped a family in Baja California with the Marugoto-Eco Kit that includes 14 Panasonic HIT solar panels, 20 compact fluorescent energy-saving lamps, energy-saving appliances and a monitoring and control system.
Panasonic said this "Casa Verde," or Green Home, has significantly reduced power consumption by up to 50 percent and has generated significant energy from the solar panels to be reflected in the electricity bill.
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