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.