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Japan’s Solar Shift

One thing that you can say about disasters is that they are rare opportunities to redo everything. A tabula rasa opportunity when it comes to rebuilding affected areas.

Japan is still recovering from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th and the nuclear crisis that it triggered.

The AFP is reporting that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to announce Japan’s decision to continue operating nukes in order to meet the countries current power needs, but to also a mandate that would require all new homes and buildings to be outfitted with solar panels as part of the upcoming G8 Summit in France.

Of course a mandate isn’t legislation, but the construction required does present an opportunity for a solar company to step in and take advantage of the increased opportunity for demand if they can offer an efficient solar option.

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2 Responses to “Japan’s Solar Shift”

  1. Solar Energy might be touted as an expensive energy option around the world, but in countries like India, it is being adopted by people at the very bottom of the pyramid. The energy startved rural population of India, has found a bright alternative in Solar. With the help of Solar home lighting system, they can now access basic amenities like proper lighting, fan and options like mobile charging and portable TV’s. There are products like Headway Solar’s Home Lighting System that are briging light to the rural homes and keeping them connected via mobile phones. You can see examples of such system at http://www.headwaysolar.com/solarlighting.html . Solar is being adopte at the bottom of the pyramid and traversing up the pyramid should not be a difficult job.

    Posted by Jasmeet Khurana | 25/06/2011, 5:27 am
  2. Of course a mandate isn’t legislation, but the construction required does present an opportunity for a solar company to step in and take advantage of the increased opportunity for demand if they can offer an efficient solar option.

    Posted by One Solar | 19/09/2011, 10:56 am

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