Briefs: Eco Cute sales on the rise

According to statistics from the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), shipments of Eco Cute heat pumps running on CO2 refrigerant amounted to 508141 units in fiscal year 2009 (April 2009-March 2010), up from 500222 in fiscal year 2008. Cumulative shipments at the end of April 2010 amount to about 2053000 units. According to the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, which promotes Eco Cute, the target set is to achieve shipments of 10 million units by 2020.