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Japan Turns Abandoned Golf Courses Into Solar Farms

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In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is turning to renewable energy with a goal to double the country's renewable power sources by 2030. The country is also facing the less pressing question of what to do with its abandoned golf courses, so somebody had the brilliant idea of killing two birds with one stone and turning the golf courses into solar power plants. (Similar plans are underway in New York and Minnesota The power plants are exponentially more wonderful, having taken something that is a huge tax on the environment and turning it into a force for good. Now, the next shape should be doing the same thing with non-abandoned golf courses.

· Japan is building solar energy plants on abandoned golf courses—and the idea is spreading [Quartz, via Arch Daily]

· The Bridges of Hiroshima Prefecture [Meridian]