News: Japan goes for the sun

Government pushes to regain national lead in solar-energy research.Tens of thousands of Japanese homes and businesses are preparing to put new solar panels on their roofs, spurred by a subsidy plan going into effect this month. It is a step towards regaining Japan's once-dominant position in solar energy, something that has become a matter of pride for the country's policy-makers. from: "Japan goes for the sun" - Nature 458, 1084-1085 (2009)

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