Japan is turning it’s unused golf courses into solar power plants. via discovery.com
By one estimate, more than 600 golf clubs across Japan now sit empty. The deserted courses remain a haunting reminder of Japan’s Lost Decade (the 1990s), when the nation’s bubble economy burst and the GDP plummeted.
In a symbolic convergence of past and present, Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera is now making use of several of those abandoned golf courses to harvest tomorrow’s sustainable energy.
The company recently announced two large projects that will convert deserted golf courses into massive solar power plants, one of which will cover nearly 500 acres and become Japan’s largest operating solar power plant in Kyoto Prefecture. Together, the plants will have a combined output of approximately 115 megawatts, enough to power nearly 40,000 homes.
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