By >Akihabara News Team
SANYO, Solar Parking Lot and “eneloop bikes” in Setagaya, Tokyo
As a full-fledged embodiment of “ the Smart Energy Systems (SES) which combine technologies for Energy Creation (photovoltaic system), Energy Storage (rechargeable battery), and Energy Saving (commercial equipment, etc.)”, Sanyo has just announced that they will install a Solar Parking Lot in Setagaya, Tokyo in the Spring of 2010. Power generated from the Solar Panels installed on the roof will be stored in lithium-ion batteries to recharge electric hybrid bicycles, the so-called “eneloop bikes” and to illuminate the LED parking lot lights. According to Sanyo, the lithium-ion battery system also features AC power outlets making them eligible to be used to power external equipment. What’s more, the system will also be equipped with a “DC charger” and “wireless remote monitoring system”.
The Solar Parking Lot System is scheduled to be introduced at SANYO’s booth atEco-Products 2009 which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from December 10, 2009.