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

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

Aikawa solar plant in Japan
The country has been trying to shift towards renewable sources of energy since the disaster which displaced thousands • Photograph: Σ64

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.

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