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And they can pay for all of the solar in Japanese Yen! What is not to like? They need to get all of their solar panel plants running at full capacity and ramp up similar capabilities for commercial and residential installation. It would add massive resiliency to their grid.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 09:37:31 AM EST
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Yeah: it may be intermittent, but it won't stop during an earthquake.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 09:52:54 AM EST
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Solar would be vulnerable to a "nuclear winter", but so what?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:45:52 AM EST
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I wonder if the semiconductor plants that make solar panels are in the affected region...
by asdf on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 07:37:16 PM EST
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