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Fujitsu and Leopalace21 Launch Fukushima Prefecture Pilot Project for Virtual Solar Power Plant

New business model brings ICT to rooftop leasing for solar power generation

Fujitsu Limited,Leopalace21 Corporation

Tokyo, September 06, 2012

Fujitsu Limited and Leopalace21 Corporation today announced that they will begin a virtual solar power plant pilot project that puts ICT to use. The implementation of this project, located in Fukushima Prefecture, results from the adoption of the "Verification Demonstration of a Virtual Solar Power Plant Using ICT" proposal submitted by the two companies to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association as part of its "Fiscal 2012 Reconstruction Initiative to Promote the Spread of Solar Power Generation for Residential Use (Fukushima Pilot Project)."(1)

Based on project results, the two companies will endeavor to promote the spread of solar power generation, while working to ensure the project contributes to Fukushima Prefecture's reconstruction.

About the Pilot Project

1. Objective

Through the implementation of the "Verification Demonstration of a Virtual Solar Power Plant Using ICT," the two companies will verify that this is an effective model for spreading solar power generation, and then will consider further business development. In addition, this business will contribute to the spread of solar power generation and the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture.

2. Project Overview

Utilizing a rental business scheme developed by Leopalace21, the new business model—comprising leased rooftops used as solar power plants—will be developed and verified, with Fujitsu working to bring about a large-scale virtual power generation plant that ties together a disparate system of solar power generating sites.

Project model

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The companies will also create a Web portal where power generation data from the solar power generation system deployed through this project can be viewed. It is hoped that the public disclosure of this information to local residents will help drive efforts to promote the spread of solar power generation.

Project overview

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Solar panels installed on an apartment rooftop

3. Project Summary

  1. Region: Throughout Fukushima Prefecture
  2. Scale: The aim is to create a 1 megawatt virtual power station(equivalent to 60 Leopalace21 apartments)
  3. Period: September 2012 through February 2014

 

Future Plans

Based on the results of verification of the pilot project, the companies will consider further business development. The two companies will seek to promote the spread of solar power generation, while working to ensure the project contributes to the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture.


  • [1] Fiscal 2012 Reconstruction Initiative to Promote the Spread of Solar Power Generation for Residential Use (Fukushima Pilot Project)

    With the aim of building models to promote the autonomous spread of solar power generation, this project is designed to implement new and advanced models for spreading solar power generation and verify their effectiveness in Fukushima Prefecture, which seeks to be leader in renewable energy.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Leopalace21

Leopalace21 has established a unique business model fusing two core businesses, a Construction Business, which involves constructing apartments aimed mainly at single persons, and a Leasing Business, which involves performing the superintendence of apartments after they are built.We also operate a Hotels & Resort Business and an Elderly Care Business, making Leopalace21 a one-stop provider of a wide range of real estate services. Leopalace21 (TSE:8848) reported consolidated revenues of 459 billion yen (US 5.5 million) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://eg.leopalace21.com.

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Date: 06 September, 2012
City: Tokyo
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