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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s American gas, Japan’s lack of startups, and J-tech to make horses happy! Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday: It’s already Friday west of the international dateline – here in Japan, it’s tot[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Panasonic – D Series Windea – Smart intercom unit – check household energy consumption, sync with smart devices, etc.

Panasonic’s new D Series Windea is bringing to reality the next step in the evolution of the “smart house”. Some of the key functionality with this unit: - Visitors to your house will trigger a message to your smart d[...]
Panasonic – D Series Windea – Smart intercom unit – check household energy consumption, sync with smart devices, etc.

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World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

We just got back from the kickoff of Smart Energy Week 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight – a sprawling expo covering the East and West wings of the massive building. On one side was the Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo (PV Expo 2013), on[...]
World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo
World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

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The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, [...]
The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

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FC-R&D releases ZEEP24, a new energy supply system using sunlight, water, and hydrogen

FC-R&D has released ZEEP24, a totally self-sufficient power supply system. ZEEP24 uses natural energy, in the form of sunlight, water, and hydrogen. With this system, electricity is generated during the day using solar panels, and [...]
FC-R&D releases ZEEP24, a new energy supply system using sunlight, water, and hydrogen

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Energy Harvested from Heat and Light with Fujitsu’s Hybrid Device

Fujitsu has just announced that they have developed a single new device that can harness energy from light or heat, where this has previously required two separate machines. By reducing the number of machines required to perform the sa[...]
Energy Harvested from Heat and Light with Fujitsu’s Hybrid Device
Energy Harvested from Heat and Light with Fujitsu’s Hybrid DeviceEnergy Harvested from Heat and Light with Fujitsu’s Hybrid Device

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A battery that charges by moving around

Researchers at Kanazawa University in Japan created a battery, the size of a 1-yen coin, made of a very special alloy, that allows it to be many times more effective than any vibration-based energy generating device currently existing.[...]
A battery that charges by moving around
A battery that charges by moving aroundA battery that charges by moving around

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Sanyo’s “Hit” solar cell achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency

Today in Tokyo Sanyo, one of the leaders in photovoltaic technologies, announced the future mass-production of its record-breaking solar cell named Hit. Boasting an energy conversion rate of 21.6%, it is now the most efficient solar ce[...]
Sanyo’s “Hit” solar cell achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency
Sanyo’s “Hit” solar cell achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency

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How to raise productivity on the dairy farm

In China, dairy farming is turning into big business, but raising cattle can be a big strain on the environment. Cow manure produces a lot of methane, and harmful greenhouse gas which is 23 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. The [...]
How to raise productivity on the dairy farm
How to raise productivity on the dairy farm

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Sony introduced a new type of Li-Ion Energy Storage Module

Sony announced today their new 1.2kWh-class energy storage module. The new module stands out as using Li-Ion rechargeable batteries that have their cathodes made from a material called “olivine-type lithium iron phosphate cell[...]
Sony introduced a new type of Li-Ion Energy Storage Module
Sony introduced a new type of Li-Ion Energy Storage Module

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