Evolving society with solar energy

Panasonic is committed to realize
“a better life and a better world”.
Through the development of solar applications and expanding the ways people can utilize the gift from the sun, we are striving to contribute to the evolution of society and happiness of people around the world.

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Bringing Energy to Life.

The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST) in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture is a joint project between Panasonic and 17 partner companies to develop a future sustainable smart city. The main feature of this project is that we will build an actual smart town with 1,000 households.

We are not simply aiming to develop a town underpinned by advanced technology-based infrastructure, but a town based on actual lifestyles. We first put a 100-year vision at the center of our project and then established guidelines for town and community designs. Residents sharing the objectives of the town live, interact and exchange ideas for achieving better lifestyles. The town management company will take resident views into consideration, incorporate new services and technologies, and continuously support the sustainable evolution of the town. Actual lifestyle-based innovative systems will continue to bring energy in every aspect of people’s lives in terms of energy, security, mobility, wellness, community and also in emergencies.

100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project

Without light, people can't cook, work, study,
or receive medical treatment at night.
Panasonic is sharing its solar technology
to make their life better.

Panasonic Corporation plans to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns by 2018, the year of our 100th anniversary, to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries.

Recipients of the solar lanterns are non-profit, non-governmental and international organizations operating in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, which still have major areas without electricity. By providing light from electricity generated with renewable energy, we aim to help address social challenges in areas such as education, health, and the empowerment of women, and to generate positive change in the lives of the people.

Power supply container

A Stand-alone Photovoltaic Power Package
for Areas Without Electricity

Indonesia consists of roughly 13,000 islands, and so there is a lack of access to electricity particularly among the minor islands where development of power generation facilities and distribution networks is difficult. In Karimunjawa, electricity is available at night from diesel generators, but in the daytime there is no electricity, which results in an insufficient educational environment.

To solve this problem, Panasonic developed a Power Supply Container to the National Elementary School Karimunjawa 01, in order to improve the facilities and educational environment through providing power for the school's electrical equipment, such as lights and fans, as well as educational tools such as computers, projectors and televisions.

The Power Supply Container supplies power to the electrical equipment in the school and classrooms during school time, while the excess energy generated out of school hours will be supplied to the local community, helping to stabilize the local power supply.

Solar Car

Drive to improve, drive to challenge

Panasonic is supporting the Tokai University Challenge Center, Light Power Project's Solar Car Team, one of the solar car teams performing at the world level. Since 2011, Panasonic has been supporting the Tokai University Solar Car Team with the top class efficiency solar module HIT™ and high capacity lithium-ion batteries.