The project joint effort between NEDO, the New Mexico state government, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) that aims for a wider implementation of renewable energy while promoting energy conservation through the use of smart grid-related technologies.

Commenting on the development Kyocera corporation vice president and general manager of the company’s solar energy group Tatsumi Maeda said that the project will highlight the role of smart grid on the demand side.

"This smart house project was established to demonstrate the next generation of energy management by using the newest technologies," said Maeda.

The demonstration in Los Alamos employs a power supply micro-grid that uses power distribution lines from a large-scale solar power plant to minimize the effects of power output fluctuations.