Functioning as a core facility of the local area in case of disaster

Photo courtesy of Minabegawa Municipal Kamiminabe Elementary School

Panels are installed on the roof of the gymnasium to provide power for lighting and air conditioning inside the school. This school functions as an emergency gathering spot for the local area during disasters and other emergencies.
1997 Field Test Project on New Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology, sponsored by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)