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Panasonic May Build Homes on Former Factory Sites After Quake

Panasonic Corp. may build homes in Japan with power-saving devices on sites of factories it closed as the appliance maker looks to tap demand for energy-efficient products after the March 11 earthquake.

Homes in so-called smart towns, where Panasonic plans to sell to consumers directly, may include solar panels, energy-efficient refrigerators and rechargeable batteries, Teruhisa Noro, a director for Panasonic’s systems and equipment business promotion division, said in an interview yesterday.