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INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town
INHABITAT: What types of renewable energy technology will be available to each homeowner? How much energy will those systems save for each household?
Mr. Ishio: Power generation by solar panels will be available to each homeowner as a
standard feature. This is expected to generate approximately 4 kilowatts on average per house. Within the project, Panasonic plans to install solar panels and storage batteries in all homes. Fuel cells are also an optional feature. Rough estimation of energy saving is 70% in each individual house and 20% in public space of the town. And the overall saving ratio as the entire town including each house and public space is 50%.
INHABITAT: Approximately how much will each home cost?
Mr. Ishio: Right now it’s impossible to give you a specific price for each home in the
Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town since home construction has not started yet. Also, home prices might vary depending on additional optional equipment.
Note: We shared in our recent article about Fujisawa SST that comparable but non-eco homes in the Fujisawa area run for about half a million dollars.
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