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Japan’s Choice: Go Solar or Go Dark

“Japan’s dim capital faces further power crunch” (Associated Press, April 3): About 9 million kilowatts of capacity may be gone forever as the radiation-leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is likely to be scrapped and the future of the halted Dai-ni … Continue reading

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Japan Solar Energy Graphics

Sometimes it seems that nuclear power advocates are attempting to insinuate that Japan doesn’t have enough land area to use solar energy in place of nuclear energy. Here’s what the solar panel requirements actually look like. Per person: [Calculations: Electrical … Continue reading

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Finally, mention of robots to Fukushima

Japan Races to Restart Reactors’ Cooling System At the request of the Japanese military, a Massachusetts company, iRobot, said it put four robots on a plane for Japan on Friday. Colin Angle, the chief executive, said it had sent two … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Power Plants: An Alternative to Catastrophe and Collapse

Today was a gloomy day here in the Seattle region. The sky was overcast and it was nonstop raining. I happened to be driving through downtown around noontime when I saw a sign which gave the solar flux: .23 kw. … Continue reading

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