World’s first solar powered town in Japan
Japan has learned its lessons from relying too much on nuclear energy after all the dark hours the nation has spent since the
Fukushima plant disaster and is now turning to solar energy instead to power up the lives of the people there.
Japan will built a smart town which will work with nine private sector firms to build a sustainable urban town which will see solar systems and battery storage technology installed in all homes and town facilities.
The project can become a model town that can be replicated in Japan’s earthquake-damaged areas.
This will be the first completely solar powered town in the world and it will have a thousand homes, playing residence to a population of about 3,000 people.
The project, which costs US$742 million and spans 19 hectares, will be completed in 2014.
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