12 Mar '12, 3am

Fukushima: Solar power and wind energy projects under way to replace nuclear

Fukushima: Solar power and wind energy projects under way to replace nuclear

A biomass power generation plant in Yamagata Prefecture has accepted wooden debris from the disaster-struck Sanriku region and used it to fuel power generation. Image: Japan Today Plans are under way to build electric power plants in Fukushima Prefecture that draw on new energy resources, to replace the nuclear power generation that has supported the regional economy. In Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, efforts are under way to build a solar power plant in rice paddies. The project is led by Eiju Hangai, a native of the city and a former employee of Tokyo Electric Power Co. “I caused trouble for my home prefecture. I want to transform the Hamadori region into a place of renewable energy sources,” Hangai said. Hangai, 58, was an executive officer at TEPCO, in charge of such operations as refurbishing condominiums and nursing care services. He left the company in June 2010...

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