Facing increased pressure to find a new energy solution in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Tokyo government has announced plans to deploy what could be the world's first national solar array.
The proposal, scheduled to be unveiled in detail at the upcoming G8 Summit in France, would mandate that all buildings in Japan, business and private alike, have a solar array on its roof to help generate energy for the entire country. The goal of the proposal would be to have the national array in place by 2030. And while such a sci-fi scene as an entire nation sporting futuristic solar panels on every roof might seem fantastical (imagine the view from Google Earth!) anyone with experience in Japan knows that this would be one of the more conservative uses of tech in the country, so we may in indeed see this super solar array after all.
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