At the G8 Summit held in France, the Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan announced his country’s plans to mandate that all buildings will be equipped with solar panels by 2030. The announcement comes in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and ensuing tsunami that caused a major nuclear crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Currently the work is fast progressing at an unbelievable pace and it is good to hear that there occurred a situation where 2150 gigawatts of electricity has flown back to the grid from houses and small businesses.
Lately, there have been some problems in the supply of conventional energy sources (those that come from fossil fuels), so it is really no wonder that more and more nations are interested to use different renewable energy systems in order to satisfy their growing energy demand.
All renewable energy systems have one thing in common, namely the fact that there are harnessed from nature. This means that they are constantly replenished unlike the fossil fuels that are likely to run out in years to come. These advantages are making them more and more popular compared to conventional energy sources.
The initial investment of harvesting solar energy is quite higher than any other investments so far. But the news from Japan is so inspiring that this may evoke a notion in other nations to implement similar plans which would aid humanity in a lot more ways than we can think about right now.
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