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11/22/2011 06:43 PM EST
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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   11/28/2011 8:40:37 PM
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Thanks! I agree. Some of the private/public joint projects have not worked as well in Japan either. However, the sense of urgency is here now, I think. One of the guys at the Smart House booth told me that much of what is going on in that smart house in Fukuoka is being done by engineers from various companies participating in the project -- with no government subsidies. Every private company, now seeing a greater benefit in learning from the project, is willing to spend their own money.

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Robotics Developer   11/27/2011 3:37:40 AM
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While I like the approach of electric car storage I am not sure that would work here in the US. Given we typically must commute to work or run errands during the day, we must use the nights to recharge the batteries. That does not provide the homeowners with any "reserve storage" as it would be most likely used during the day. Perhaps leveraging the idea of the car / small storage model would be best tried with extra batteries and the car charger during any off peak times?

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docdivakar   11/25/2011 6:02:01 PM
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@D.Maekawa: thanks for the link, good presentation. A colleague of mine just returned from Japan and mentioned many ideas that were also in this presentation. One thing in particular to the embedded electronics and the smart house: there are so many standards at play here... ZigBee, WiFI 802.xx NFC, IR, etc., the complexities of an adaptive RF Front End is nightmarish. How is the Japan industry addressing this? MP Divakar

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docdivakar   11/25/2011 5:52:32 PM
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@Junko: yes, this has been talked about a lot in the many smartgrid-themed conferences & talks I attended in 2010 & 2011 in the Silicon valley. We are beginning to see some commercialization toward that end thru infrastructure projects in the stae of CA but overall it is just a drop in the bucket. Few and far in-between charging stations do hardly make a dent. Fuel cell hybrids and EV's in the long run need to become power grid-neutral or net-adders. Then you are talking an interesting value prop that businesses small and big can jump in! MP Divakar

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docdivakar   11/25/2011 5:48:24 PM
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@Junko: should I say welcome back??!! It is refreshing to see your article again on post-earthquake Japan. Many ideas presented in the article are very appealing BUT as of now, they are prohibitively expensive without government subsidies. Is the Japanese government going to make massive investment in these particularly to the consumers in general vs. what the US did through both consumer & industrial subsidies (like Solyndra)? As you know some of these did not go very well and will become political footballs! MP Divakar

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Kinnar   11/25/2011 10:31:32 AM
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Consider the situation when most of the vehicles will be electric vehicles in that scenario there will be very much storage will be available with every consumer. But it all depends on the efficiency of the solar cells.

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D.Maekawa   11/25/2011 5:39:35 AM
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You can see more detail regarding with Yokohama Smart Community. http://ysc.paltek.co.jp/doc/ysc_110614_Presentation_E.pdf It's based on Fukuoka Smart House technology.

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agk   11/24/2011 12:32:03 PM
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These words from the builder of multi dwelling unit Tokyo gas attracts me very much " The new mantra for new smart homes is the home that not only consumes energy but generates energy" .

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agk   11/24/2011 12:19:43 PM
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Spin flow generates 264 Wh in 24 hours.Highly usable.But in the agri fields i dont see the water flowing 24 hrs continiously. May be the main canals during rainy seasons it may be possible and even more power can be generated.Spin flow is a novel idea and can be further tuned for.

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agk   11/24/2011 12:04:18 PM
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In a few more years it will happen when the solar panels become more efficient and cost effective.

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