With the development and release of the ultra-popular Eneloop, as well as various other products aimed at making energy storage more environmentally friendly, the Japanese electronic company Sanyo has received a substantial amount of positive press coverage for it’s eco-conscious efforts. According to a recent post on Crunchgear, Sanyo is apparently taking ‘going green’ to a whole new level.
Everyone knows about the efforts and investment going into the hybridization and electrification of cars and trucks. Sanyo’s taking it one step further, however, as they are getting set to begin the marketing for all-electric houses in Japan. The houses are being developed by the Sanyo subsidiary Sanyo Homes, and are complete with back-up power in the form of lithium ion batteries.
Each house will be equipped with a 3.78kw solar energy system. But buyers will also get 1.57kw Sanyo lithium ion batteries to make sure they’ll have access to eco-friendly energy during the night or during days without enough sunlight. Sanyo Homes says that each of their houses will come with ten LED light fixtures running on direct-current power to minimize energy loss and a solar-powered heat-pump water heater. -Crunchgear
Similar to the methods being used by the U.S. government for those who purchase eco-friendlyautomobiles, financial incentives are being offered up by the Japanese government to those who go all-electric with their homes. As noted by Crunchgear, the price for a 132sqm Sanyo home will sell for $355,000, which is $62,000 more than a comparable conventional one.