On the heels of taking over Sanyo and becoming Japan’s second largest electronics maker, Panasonic is busy developing a joint-effort lithium ion storage battery capable of powering a home for a full week. That’s a Japanese home, so it probably won’t work quite as well over here in the power-devouring U.S., but it is still enough of a development to raise an eyebrow at.
The battery will work to store electricity for home consumption from produced by energy-generating devices like solar and fuel cells. Panasonic also plans to pair the battery with a system that will allow homeowners to view their consumption on their televisions.
No hard specs have been made available at this early stage of development, but so far, Panasonic plans to get the battery to market sometime in fiscal year 2011.
It certainly sounds to be a promising technology, if and when it materializes."