Singapore to have first-of-its-kind test-bed of total energy solutions

Panasonic last week announced its collaboration with the Housing & Development Board (HDB), Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to testbed its energy creation, storage and saving solutions at 10 flats in Punggol Eco Town.

As part of this initiative that runs between this year and 2013, Panasonic will install 15 or more 30-kilowatt photovoltaic systems to provide electricity for lifts, the water pump and lighting, a lithium-ion battery as excess energy storage with back-up generator capabilities, and its Home Energy Management System (HEMS) which residents can use to monitor their usage of gas, water and electricity.

The participating households will not be asked to take on any costs, and have yet to be selected.

During this time, Panasonic also announced its intent to collaborate with EMA for an Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot, a feasibility test of smart meters and smart grid technology.

To view the official data on this initiative, please see here.

Photo provided by Panasonic

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