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Submission + - Solar Power Rises Out Of Fukushima's Ashes->

mdsolar writes: "The Japanese government has directed high-volume electricity users serviced by embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. to reduce electricity demand by 15% in the face of the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima, giving rise to on-site renewable energy production.

It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good they say and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima has seen Japan seriously reconsidering how it sources its energy; including possibly making solar power systems mandatory on all new buildings. Companies in affected areas are already responding to the current shortfall in electricity production by implementing more energy efficiency strategies and turning to wind and solar power.

Solar panel manufacturer Kyocera Corporation has announced it has significantly increased the size of the rooftop solar power system at its Tanagura manufacturing plant in Fukushima Prefecture by 194kW to a total of 230kW. What was previously more of a demonstration installation is now helping the company to meet the Japanese Government's directive.
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