19 Mar '12, 8pm

Japan, Land of the PV-and-EV Connected Smart Grid: One year after Japan's great Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and...

Japan, Land of the PV-and-EV Connected Smart Grid: One year after Japan's great Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and...

One year after Japan's great Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster , the country is in an energy crisis. Since the accident, all but two of Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors , which supplied 30 percent of the country’s power, have been shut down. The country has responded with emergency curtailment measures that have left office buildings sweltering during summer afternoons, factories curtailing production to avoid blackouts, and lights darkened at great displays of Japanese prosperity like Tokyo's Ginza shopping district. The crisis has spurred increased imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to run the turbines Japan needs to replace baseload nuclear power. But with no fossil fuel reserves of its own , Japan is desperate to secure its own energy future -- and green energy could be the ticket. We’ve seen Japanese industrial giants announce plans ...

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