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Despite headwinds, solar energy making progress, advocates say

Bright future: Rows of solar panels cover the roof of Solar Frontier’s plant in Kunitomi, Miyazaki Prefecture. ERIC JOHNSTON PHOTOS POWERING THE FUTURE Finishing touches: Workers process solar panels on the assembly line in Solar Frontier’s Miyazaki Prefecture plant. KUNITOMI, … Continue reading

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Japan Plans Floating Wind Power Plant to Help Rebuild Fukushima

Japan plans to build floating wind power turbines off the Fukushima coast to help reconstruct the region devastated by this year’s earthquake and tsunami. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend as much as 20 billion yen ($260 … Continue reading

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Solar plant cleans Kawasaki image

Infamous for pollution, the city turns to renewables Sun screen: The Ukishima solar power plant in Kawasaki near Tokyo’s Haneda airport is taking the rays on July 12. HIROKO NAKATAFew people may realize there is a giant solar power plant … Continue reading

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Japan Quake Is Causing Costly Shift to Fossil Fuels

Max Hodges for The New York Times The Yokosuka power plant creates 900,000 kilowatts of electricity, and abundant fumes. YOKOSUKA, Japan — The half-century-old, oil-fueled power generators here had been idle for more than a year when, a day after … Continue reading

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