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As Japan moves towards a nuclear exit, it is focussing on offshore wind energy, backed by geothermal, biomass and tidal power sources. Solar energy has great potential, but its scope is limited by the nation’s lack of habitable space. This is the second of two briefings on the changes in Tokyo’s power production policy and looks at the available alternatives in the...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
Japan’s dash for alternative energy puts it in direct competition with China. Its research and development skills put it in a strong position; Japanese companies are producing ever more efficient solar cells. Large-scale solar plants are being built across the nation and some business leaders believe a supergrid – an international electricity network – could one da...