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Dozens of Japanese cities and towns quietly go off-grid

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 20, 2017 01:04 AM
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by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) last modified Sep 19, 2017

Dozens of cities and towns in Japan have quietly shifted from traditional utility-based grid power system to a more local, resilient model of generating and storing power where it is used. In the wake of the significant damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, many Japanese municipalities rebuilt to be more equipped for the 21st century. “At the time of the Great East Japan earthquake, we couldn’t secure power and had to go through incredible hardships,” said Yusuke Atsumi, a manager...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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