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Japan Considers Solar Panels For All New Buildings

Solar panels being installed in Japan

Japan is considering a plan that would require solar panels to be installed on all new buildings and homes by 2030, according to Nikkei business daily.

The Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, is expected to reveal the details of the plan this week, when he speaks are the G8 Summit in France.

In the wake of the natural disasters and ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is keen to display its new commitment to renewable energy development. Additionally, it is seen as a path to stimulating tech innovation and bringing the cost of clean energy developments down.

As previously reported here, the country also has plans to develop other renewable energy sources, and to introduce new energy conservation and efficiency measures.

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Via Climate Progress

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