Gallery: EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of ...

Fuel cells result in a large reduction in CO2 emissions and propose a safer alternative to nuclear power, which Japan is planning to halt in the next one or two years. On our tour of Panasonic's factory, we were able to see several actual fuel cells being assembled (sadly, we were not allowed to take photos of this process), and learned that currently, 40 of these units can be completed in one day - as opposed to 2 or 3 units per day when Panasonic first began making them several years ago. The increase in production capability coincides with a growing demand for the fuel cells, but at 2,500,000 yen or about $25,000 a unit (with a $15,000 government subsidy), these babies aren't exactly what you'd call cheap yet. However, as with most other products, those numbers will decrease with higher volume.

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  1. WALDI June 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm


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