Climate Action has another article about Peña Station Next. Below is an excerpt and a link to the full article.
Panasonic set up plan to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado.
The city, called Peña Station Next, is located in Denver, Colorado, next to a 400-acre vacant plot of land near this city’s International Airport.
What inspired Panasonic is a smaller-scale similar effort was initiated in Fujisawa, a suburb of Tokyo and was inaugurated three years ago.
Fijisawa cut its CO2 emissions by 70 percent, and property values have risen by 25 percent.
The Japanese-based Corporation envisioned to build a project ten times larger than Fujisawa, and received proposals from 20 US cities.
Denver was selected, and will be developed on ‘portfolio microgrid’, meaning that multiple entepreneurs will put in innovation ideas.
Denver and Denver County, which own Denver International Airport, will contribute financial support for the project.
L.C. Fulenwider Inc , the developer who owns the land has already approved of the idea.