Japan’s Solar Future

Part of the fallout (excuse the pun please) from the disaster at Fukushima is that Japan has to re-think its energy policy.  It is.

Japan is retiring nearly 2.4 gigawatts of expensive and polluting oil-fired energy plants by March next year and switching to alternative fuels. Japan’s 43 nuclear reactors have been closed in the wake of the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima power plant after an earthquake and a tsunami – since then, renewable energy capacity has tripled to 25 gigawatts, with solar accounting for more than 80 percent of that.

This is an interesting trend. And who is next? Consider India, which is largely coal fired.

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