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BI PV Uban Scale Project Summary
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Name projectVilla Garten Shin-Matsudo & Tiara Court Kasukabe
Year1999-00-00 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total123 kWp
LocationMatsudo & Kasukabe, Chiba & Saitama
Latitude/Longitude35°49'22"N 139°55'27"E
SummaryA target for the project was to deploy residential PV systems with the housing sector playing a role in PV system installation in a residential area and to create a practical case study. The target wa achieved and a massive and creative project where all houses are equipped with PV systems was launched in two areas of the Tokyo metropolitan region, e.g. 36 PV houses in Matsudo, Chiba, and 35 PV houses in Kasukabe, Saitama. These projects set a precedent for concentrated installation of residential PV systems, e.g. ‘PV community’, and were given ‘New Energy Award in FY1999’ in Japan. The projects were practical case studies of developing a community equipped with PV systems and since then, similar projects were launched in various regions. As for the Matsudo project (Villa Garten Shin-Matsudo), five additional houses equipped with PV systems were constructed and the community now consists of 41 PV houses in total.