Japan’s Renewable Energy Revolution

This photo essay provides a unique perspective on the role of solar energy in Japanese culture and daily life, compiled by Bloomberg.

Ever since the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear meltdown, Japan has taken a new approach to renewable energy, focusing on solar energy, report Sam Hall and Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg. In this photo essay, images portray solar farms integrated into Japanese culture, very much a part of the tradition and history of the ancient island. The solar projects aren’t as large as some industrial solar arrays in the U.S., but they do represent Japanese society and provide a considerable amount of energy to Japanese homes.

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