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Sumitomo Forestry Releases House With 10kW+ Solar System

2014/07/09 14:19
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Sumitomo Forestry Co Ltd released an environmentally-conscious house that has a roof fully covered with solar panels and a power generation capacity higher than 10kW July 3, 2014.

When the roof area of the house, "Green Smart Solar Z," is 14 tsubo (approx 46.2m2) or larger, it is possible to mount a 10kW or higher-capacity solar power generation system and sell all the electricity generated based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. The company aims to sell 200 units of the house in the first year.

Sumitomo Forestry realized the large-capacity solar power generation system and simple external appearance at the same time by integrating solar panels with the roof and employing a low-pitched shed roof, it said.