FY2018 - FY2019​

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Realizing the production of processed agricultural products through the use of electricity.

Approximately two years since January 2018, Panasonic has made progress in the development of a model for livelihood development through solar power generation in a frontier of West Kalimantan, through the tripartite partnership among Panasonic, Yayasan Dian Desa and Asian Community Center 21.

Towards the goal of making social impacts by achieving sustainable development of the communities, we designed participatory activities, involving the local communities. Our efforts yielded appreciable results, including the development of processed food from local agricultural products by using electricity generated from photovoltaic and energy storage systems.

Activity results


Two photovoltaic and energy storage systems


Raising awareness of electricity use, Provision of expertise and techniques for the production and processing of agricultural products, Cultivation of agricultural materials and development of processed food, Development of processed food from freshwater fish, Production of organic fertilizer

(activity results)

Basic training on photovoltaic system operations: 27 local residents, Training on fertilizer production: 59 local residents, Training on production and processing agricultural products: 8 local residents
Cultivation of moringa trees: 107,000 Harvest: 871 kg, Selling of processed food (moringa capsules): 337 packages, Roselle production: About 22 kg , Development of processed Roselle products (tea and jam), Honey extraction: 315 kg, Production of processed honey: 50 kg, Freshwater fish, Development of dried fish powder for sprinkling over rice and dishes: 29 kg
Development of community businesses by marketing of the processed products

Future activities to create more social impacts

To improve the income of local communities facing financial difficulties, we will further accelerate project activities through ensuring the sustainable production of processed food and develop sales channels to share the profit with the local communities.

We launched a new project to promote photovoltaic power generation systems for off-grid and semi-electrified areas. To realize that, we will develop easy-to-use photovoltaic power generation systems for homes and implement test marketing including development of a leasing scheme.

[Continued]Development of models for improving livlihood by using photovoltaic power generation systems/01 Continued production of processed foods - Continue purchasing raw materials (moringa, roselle, etc.). - Improve processing techniques./02 Sales of processed foods - Expand sales channels to urban areas. - Run sales promotion campaign and develop an “e-commerce” system. - Sell products via an online shop in addition to physical stores.
[New]Promoting photovoltaic power generation systems for off-grid and semi-electrified areas:01 Development and testing of photovoltaic power generation systems usable in homes 02 Development of a leasing scheme and implementation of test marketing