After the nuclear tragedy of Fukushima, Japan has given a lot of space to renewable energies and has paid great attention to alternative energy technologies. As a result, the leader in steel production, JEF, has also decided to establish a solar research center in Yokohama, the Solar Techno Park.
The Solar Techno Park is a great project of solar power which aims to produce a power of clean energy equal to 40 - 60 kilowatts since this spring. Japan has always been a leader in the technology sector, today the whole nation is launching various solar projects and will soon become a leader in the field of renewable.
Triggering the race towards renewable energy sources was the Tohoku earthquake and the tsunami that gave birth to the catastrophe of Fukushima. With the disaster of Fukushima, Japan closed 52 of its 54 nuclear reactors. Their activity has ceased due to overhaul practices and it is still unclear if and when the reactors will start operating.
This means that the country would have to import energy or seek strategies to produce it independently. Techno's sophisticated solar park is located along the industrial coast of Yokohama and is the big step towards the production of clean energy.
JEF Holdings, a Japanese steel manufacturer, gave birth to the project "Solar Techno Park”To meet the energy needs of its factories. According to an article published by colleagues of the National Geographic, the most significant apparatus of the Solar Techno Park is the "HyperHelios" complex; it is a photovoltaic system consisting of parallel rows of heliostats and mirrors, devices that following the direction of the sun's rays, will significantly increase the production of clean energy.
In addition to the technologies included in the complex "HyperHelio“, The Solar Techno Park can boast of using different hi-tech strategies to maximize the production of electricity from sunlight. According to reports, in Japan, more and more companies and government agencies are moving into the industry renewables, the aim is not only to reduce energy costs but also to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and safeguard the country from possible nuclear woes.