samzenpus from the a-bicycle-on-every-corner dept.
StormDriver writes "Basically, Fujisawa SST is envisioned as a bottom-up approach to energy efficiency — a green village built from scratch with modern green technologies rather than less-efficient older tech. Panasonic wants to use it as a template for other larger communities in Japan and elsewhere. If all goes as planned, Fujisawa SST will start receiving residents in March of 2014 and finish filling up its houses by 2018."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.