Japan sells first smart house for electric vehicles
Japanese house maker Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. recently started selling a new smart house, the Smart Solabo. The Smart Solabo is the first smart house in Japan which can accept electricity from batteries onboard an electric vehicle (EV) by using a vehicle-to-home (V2H) power supply system.
V2H systems and smart houses
Said V2H system was developed by Nichicon Corp. in cooperation with Nissan and was released on May 30 of this year. Currently, the Nissan LEAF is the only car which can supply electricity to the smart house. With the V2H system, Japanese house maker Sumitomo Forestry expects to increase their smart house sales in Japan. Nichicon expects to sell ten thousands of units of the V2H system together with the Smart Solabo and possible other home renovations in the next seven months.
Kikuo Hayakawa, 30-07-2012