Panasonic is underway with developing a town in Japan using
cutting-edge energy, construction, security technologies called the
Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town.
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town is located 50 kilometers west
of Tokyo and will produce, save and manage its energy supplies
self-sufficiently and in an eco-friendly way.
It will utilise renewable energy technology - primarily solar
energy. In total, the new town will have 3 MW of solar
modules, making it the largest individual-distributed system of its
kind in the world.
The 1,000 houses in Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town will be
equipped with Panasonic's full range of energy solutions, including
highly-efficient solar modules, Fuel Cell Systems, smart
air-conditioning systems and mercury-free LED
lighting. Each home can easily manage their network of technology
by using a Smart Energy Gateway (SEG), and all household appliances
are connected to their SEG via a computer system.
The town also incorporates a community continuity plan.
Sufficient energy is stored at the central Committee Centre to
provide heat and lighting to the building for three days, along
with emergency food supplies, temporary shelter and first-aid
"We have a 100-year vision for the entire project and we believe
the most important thing is how we make this community evolve
sustainably and constantly over that time frame," said Hiroyuki
Morita, chief of Panasonic's Business Solutions
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town opens in March 2015 and will
be fully inhabited by 2018, Panasonic's 100th anniversary.