Panasonic Provides Life Innovation Container for Japan Earthquake Victims
Panasonic Corporation, a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, announced on March 29, 2011, that it would donate one unit of its Life Innovation Container for victims of the powerful earthquake that hit the northeastern part of Japan on March 11, 2011.
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The Life Innovation Container -- a transportable unit equipped with solar modules, power storage batteries, and a power control unit -- was originally developed to supply electric power to areas with no electricity in Africa and other developing nations. It will be installed to support a local disaster task force at the Bay Side Arena in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, by providing power for communication facilities and equipment in the quake-hit area.
Panasonic has already contributed 300 million yen (about U.S.$3,600,000) for disaster relief efforts and donated 10,000 units each of radios and flashlights, 500,000 dry batteries, and 4,000 solar LED lanterns.
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