Solar power supplies 10 per cent of Japan's peak demand

James Phillips
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Surge in solar installations following Fukushima nuclear disaster boosts output to 15GWh at peak time

Solar energy reportedly provided 10 per cent of Japan's peak electricity demand this summer, offering clean energy equivalent to generation from around 12 nuclear plants. A survey of nine of the country's...

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