Japan, 13 November 2012
On 7 November, 2012, Panasonic held a press conference to announce the development of the company's "Smart ecoie", or "Smart Eco House" in English, a smart home incorporating the company's energy technologies and knowledge and experience of design and materials.
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Japanese government has introduced a wide variety of measures such as subsidies and accreditation systems in order to promote energy saving and the use of renewable energy. Interest in smart homes is also increasing with consumers and the market for smart homes is expected to grow.
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