Posts tagged: Japan

Solar Power for the Global Masses: The Next Revolution

By Juan Cole As the price of solar panels drops, they increasingly are being spontaneously bought and installed by villagers throughout the world, who are often ill-served, or not served at all, by the central power grid in their countries. Some remain off the grid once they have gone solar. Just as many countries in […]

Fukushima, Japan Rebuilding Communities with Solar, Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040

Junko Movellan   San Diego, Calif. — Fukushima experienced the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit three years ago. Now, the region is trying to turn the “lost landscape” into massive renewable energy fields. The prefecture has declared “zero dependency on nuclear energy” and created a goal to meet […]

Japan Looks at Recycling Vehicle Batteries for Renewable Power

The March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex has left Japan scrambling for power alternatives, as in the wake of the debacle, the Japanese government shuttered all 57 of the country’s nuclear power plants. Not surprisingly, renewable energy has experienced a surge of interest in Japan, but most forms of […]

China Will Take Gold In The 2014 ‘Solar Power Olympics’

By: Rob Wile China is projected to install 12,000 megawatts of solar power in 2014, giving it the “gold medal” in the figurative 2014 Solar Olympics, according to GTM Research. That amount will be greater than what the United States has installed in all of its solar history. Japan will take “silver” in 2014 with […]

British Columbia’s Climate Better For Solar Power Than Germany’s Or Japan’s

British Columbia’s Climate Better For Solar Power Than Germany’s Or Japan’s (via Clean Technica) Originally published on The Ecoreport. According to a provincial government study called the Potential for Solar Power in British Columbia: 2007 to 2025, BC’s climate is much more amenable to solar than either Germany’s or Japan’s. The average… Tweet