Reports: Panasonic battery to power homes for one week

Panasonic is planning to market a home-use storage cell that will supposedly hold enough juice to power a typical Japanese home for one week, according to reports.

Physorg.com
Panasonic is planning to market a storage cell with capacity to power a typical Japanese home for about one week, according to a recent interview in the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

The cell could be available in Japan around fiscal 2011, according to the interview with Panasonic President Fumio Otsubo, carried on Physorg.com. Fiscal 2011 in Japan begins April 1, 2010.

The electronics giant has been developing fuel cell home cogeneration systems. But it recently took majority control of Sanyo Electric and is expected to take advantage of Sanyo's rechargeable battery and solar-power know-how.

Panasonic and Sanyo have apparently already test-manufactured the storage cell and plan to sell it with a power-monitoring system that displays consumption on home TVs.

Via Physorg.com .

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Crave freelancer Tim Hornyak is the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots." He has been writing about Japanese culture and technology for a decade. E-mail Tim.

 

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