Gallery: Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly t...

Clad in a total of 5,200 shimmering blue solar panels, Sanyo's Kasai Green Energy Park compound makes even the largest rooftop PV systems look like small potatoes. Located in Kasai, Japan, the cutting edge green research facility is decked out in Panasonic's HIT bifacial PV panels like Christmas lights on a very enthusiastic holiday decorator's home. And these super high efficiency panels aren't just for show - the 1MW system generates enough electricity for about 330 standard households. Earlier today, Inhabitat stepped into this normally very guarded building (to give you an idea of how high the security is, we had to wear not one but two clearance badges and apply tape over our camera phone lenses) to see some of the extremely advanced technology being researched and implemented inside - from Eneloop electric bikes to HIT double facade photovoltaic panels to lithium ion street lamps to the solar powered gadget-charging table, and of course, the incredible solar energy system that powers it all.

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  1. atmartin50 April 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I’d like permission to use the image of the bicycle parking facility with solar PV for use in an academic paper. Is this possible? I would certainly credit the site.

  2. viktorija November 11, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I like this, it’s great!

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