Gallery: Former TEPCO Executive Builds a Solar-Agriculture Park Near Fu...


Former Tepco executive Eiju Hangai, who quit the company a few months before the 2011 devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, has built a solar agricultural park near the power plant. The new Fukushima Recovery Solar-Agri Park, which is located about 25 kilometers from Fukushima, contains more than 2,000 solar panels and two air-inflated greenhouse domes. In addition to providing energy for local farmers to produce crops and vegetables, solar panels will also power 170 local households. The project aims to speed up the recovery process of disaster-affected communities in the area and help Fukushima in its effort to become completely self-sufficient by 2040.

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