Honda smart home system - e-kizuna project agreement

Honda smart home system - e-kizuna project agreement
honda smart home system is set to be tested in spring of 2012

japanese car producer honda has signed with the e-kizuna project in an agreement with the city of saitama,
to test the urban use of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric scooters.

in addition, in spring of 2012, honda plans to construct and test the new honda smart home system in saitama,
a comprehensive energy management system featuring several honda-developed energy production technologies
such as a gas engine cogeneration unit and a solar power system.

the honda smart home system will provide heat and electricity for the home, producing power for the use of electromotive mobility.
this energy management system will reduce household and mobility CO2 emissions, and the company will also be exploring the system's
potential to independently produce electricity for the household in the event that there is a disaster.

based on the e-kizuna project agreement, honda and the city of saitama will collaborate on the following issues:

1. priority items for collaboration:
creating the disaster-resistant city of the future with the help of a variety of energy supplies and electric mobility:
    * enhancing access to electric vehicles and creating ev-related business models.
    * creating independent home communities focused on local energy production and consumption.
    * developing household energy systems that can operate in the event of a disaster.

2. items for collaboration:
a) constructing an electric charging safety net.
    * identifying electric charging infrastructure appropriate for the unique characteristics of the city of saitama.
    * maintaining compatibility between current charging infrastructure and electric vehicles developed in the future.
    * using solar panels and fuel cells to supply energy.

b) stimulating demand and applying incentives.
    * promoting the shared use of electric scooters and automobiles.
    * promoting the use of electric scooters for commercial use.
    * developing a wide variety of electric vehicles to meet citizens� needs.

c) tailoring educational initiatives to local needs.
    * implementing riding safety seminars featuring electric scooters.
    * implementing electric cart seminars for seniors.

MCHP1.0K2 system diagram

honda also recently announced the beginning of sales of their all-new ultra-efficient household MCHP (micro combined heat and power)
gas engine cogeneration unit through gas utilities in japan. the MCHP1.0K2 serves as the core unit in the household cogeneration system ecowill,
burning natural or liquid propane gas to generate electricity and heat water simultaneously for high energy efficiency.

MCHP1.0K2 and hot water storage unit
all-new ultra-efficient household gas engine cogeneration unit featuring world's most compact design


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