Global Warming Mitigation

While people seek for affluent lifestyles, the acceleration of global warming caused by the increase in CO2 emissions from people's daily lives and corporate activities is becoming a concern. Panasonic promotes measures to mitigate the progress of climate change and to minimize the impact by reducing the greenhouse gases emitted from its products and services as well as production activities.

As measures to mitigate the impact of our products and services, we offer energy-management products and solutions that link and control a range of energy-saving/creating/storing products.

AiSEG2, our home energy management product, is a core equipment of 'HOME IoT' for residential use that connects various home appliances and facilities with the Internet to work in conjunction. With the 'HOME IoT' upgraded in June 2019, conjunction of the home charger for electric vehicles and the solar photovoltaic system has been realized. A new charging function combined with a solar photovoltaic system 'AI Solar Charge®' is an AI-based function that identifies the excess amount of the power to be generated by the photovoltaic system for the following day by calculating the total power to be generated and the power to be used based on the weather forecast for the day. When the function identifies the excess amount, it utilizes the excess amount without loss of the power by reducing the amount of power for charging the vehicle over the night before.

In addition to the energy management of individual buildings, we are advancing the Sustainable Smart Town project to provide a better lifestyle throughout the entire town.
Following the projects in Fujisawa and Tsunashima, as the third project, we formulated a plan for Suita Sustainable Smart Town in September 2019, together with 13 other companies from different industries. As our activities in energy field, throughout this project, we aim to create Japan's first '100% renewable energy town', where the net power used in the town is supplied from renewable energy source; and we plan to increase the town's energy resilience at the same time by utilizing storage batteries for houses and electric vehicles, and advanced gas equipment.

AiSEG2 (with a 7-inch monitor)

Global Warming Adaptation

Coastal tsunami monitoring system in Higashi Matsushima City in Miyagi Prefecture
Coastal Tsunami Monitoring System Configuration

Panasonic is also making efforts for adaptation to address unavoidable impacts on the global environment that cannot be addressed by mitigation measures. Such adaptation is based on the matters indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) etc., focusing on the impact of climate change on the ecosystem, society, and the economy. Further, we understand that it is important for the measures to take account of regional feauture, as impacts of climate change vary according to the region.

Our measures are currently implemented from the viewpoints of the following two aspects:
(1) Activities to reduce the impact of climate change through our products, services, and solutions; and
(2) Activities to reduce the impact on our corporate activities

Specific examples of (1) include the coastal monitoring system and the Green Air-Conditioner.
Panasonic has developed the coastal monitoring system that sources power independently. This system always operates wireless network cameras and wireless transmission devices by photovoltaic power generation modules and storage batteries. It would contribute to preparing for high tides that are expected to increase due to climate change.
As for the Green Air-Conditioner, we commercialized it for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, etc. The green air conditioner was designed to provide relief from the summer heat in open spaces with dry-type mist made by mixing fine particles of water and air to minimize the sense of wetness, air curtains that create domeshaped cooling spaces under shades, and the like. Also, in September 2019, following demonstration experiments that started in July, we launched sales of the compact Green Air-Conditioner Flex that can be installed with more flexible plumbing made of resin. Flex can not only be retrofitted with existing structures, but also be incorporated in the design of benches, public monuments, and the like. With these products, it is expected to reduce negative impacts on human life caused by global warming such as risks of heat stroke.

As for (2), the first priority is to identify the issues to be addressed by assessing the impact of climate change on Panasonic. One such issue is the effect of water shortages on our production activities. Panasonic completed all water risk assessments for its production sites in fiscal 2018. As of now, we have not identify any visible water risk that may affect its business activities. For further details, please see Water Resource Conservation.

Green Air-Conditioner Flex
Nozzle unit
Installation image (Café)
Installation image (Rest Area)
Installation image (Stadium)