According to The Asahi Shimbun, Daiwa House Industry Co. is fully plugging into green power, announcing that it has started construction on a town that will be 100 percent powered by renewable energies in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
The project will be the first in Japan to operate on electricity fully produced by green power from construction to completion and afterward.
At the location, households will use electricity produced by solar power generation on the roofs and a hydroelectric power station in Hida, Gifu Prefecture, will also provide electricity.
Daiwa House will construct the town at a former factory site, which is a four-minute walk from Tsukada Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line.
It aims for completion by March 2021.
Daiwa House plans to build seven 11-story condominiums totaling 571 units, seven buildings of rental apartments totaling 262 units, 26 houses and commercial facilities. The project area is 57,000 square meters.
The total cost of the project is about 26 billion yen (US$240.5 million).
Daiwa House currently offers electricity supplied by renewable energies, including mega-solar and wind power generated at 315 locations nationwide.
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