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Sony goes open source with tech that regulates renewable energy

Startups will have access to software code for building microgrids

Sony Computer Science Laboratories conducted a trial of a microgrid in Okinawa. (Photo courtesy of Sony CSL)

TOKYO -- Sony will make software code for regulating microgrids freely available, hoping to popularize the use of renewable energy in these small local power networks.

On Tuesday, research unit Sony Computer Science Laboratories will publish software code for control system technologies as open-source on GitHub, a code-hosting platform. Other companies such as power generation startups will be able to use the code to build their own systems.

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