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Kick-off of Solar Generation Business, Using Public Land in Fujisawa SST
Panasonic Corporation, along with 8 partner companies. established the Fujisawa SST Management Company on March 7 2013, aiming to realize sustainable smart services and to achieve the environmental, safety and security targets for the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (FSST) project.
On April 1 2013, the Fujisawa SST Management Company began small scale dispersed-location solar generation business on public land in the town.
The business is part of the PPP (public private partnership) business(*1) between Panasonic and Fujisawa City, who have been looking into the concept of the Fujisawa SST since 2007, and will be the first case in Fujisawa City for a company to use public land (public sewage land located in the south of the town) for solar power generation. The generation capacity is approximately 100kW/h.
At Fujisawa City, as a model to reinforce measures against emergencies and to expand usage of renewable energy, electricity is provided during emergencies (blackouts) not only to town residents but also to surrounding areas(*2). Also, all electricity will be sold to the grid to support the maintenance of solar generation equipments.
The Fujisawa SST Management Company is planning to widely expand small scale dispersed-location solar generation as a model, and by connecting solar generation in other areas, is aiming for virtual mega solar generation in the future.
*1 A method in which public and private organizations collaborate, aiming to improve efficiency of the municipality.
*2 Providing electricity in case of emergency (black outs) to residents and surrounding areas will start from town opening expected in Spring 2014.
Configuration of Solar Generation
Outline of the Fujisawa SST Management Company
|Company name||Fujisawa SST Management Company|
|Establishment||March 7, 2013|
|Location||4-1, 6-chome, Tsujido-motomachi, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Representative||President: Mr. Tomohiko Miyahara|
|Capital||260 million yen|
|Capital Ratio||Panasonic Corporation||35.5%|
|Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd.||14.5%|
|Mitsui & Co., Ltd.||8.0%|
|Nihon Sekkei Inc.||5.0%|
|Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.||5.0%|
|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation||5.0%|
|Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited||5.0%|