Solar Integrated into Japanese Housing Project

[] Kubota, a building materials and farming equipment manufacturer in Japan, has won an order for JPY 250 million (US $2.4 million) for a total of 258 roof-integrated solar photovoltaic arrays to be built at a housing development in the Osaka area. Kubota has had its roof-integrated solar power system, “Ecolony,” adapted in the houses to be constructed in Jo-Town Rinku Hawaiian Village, a real estate development owned by Osaka-based real estate company Jo Corporation. The village will be Japan’s largest residential area to use solar photovoltaic arrays to power all the houses to be built in the area. The system is highly earthquake and wind-resistant, and waterproof compared to conventional roofing materials, according to developers. Each system can generate up to 2 kW of power for an individual house.

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