Super Duper Solar House in Osaka

“The Eco House will use state-of-the-art technology in Sharp’s efforts to develop the ultimate in future home comfort.” Nearly two weeks ago, we reported on the planned development of an ecologically-friendly sustainable smart town in Fujisawa, Japan. That project, for which Panasonic is supplying the technology, isn’t scheduled for completion until 2014. However, starting this month, Sharp will be testing its own “eco technology” using a special house built for that purpose in Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture. The house features solar panels, of course, as well as LED lighting and state-of-the-art power management systems. The goal of the project is to prove that dwellings can be built and operated to produce absolutely no carbon dioxide emissions. We think it sounds like a great project and hope it’s successful. We’d also like to see Sharp construct a similar project in Sakai City’s sister city of Berkeley, CA, just to see how old-school eco-warriors in that town take to modern energy-saving methods. (Akihabara News – Sharp’s Eco House)