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AM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

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Kindergarten  · 
Kagoshima, Japan

House in Kiirenakamyo / Suppose Design Office

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Houses  · 
Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architects: Suppose Design Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 108.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms

With a goal to double the amount of its renewable energy power sources by 2030, Japan has begun to transform abandoned golf courses into massive solar energy plants. As Quartz reports, Kyocera, a company known for its floating solar plants, has started construction on a 23-megawatt solar plant on an old golf course in the Kyoto prefecture (scheduled to open in 2017). The company also plans to break ground on a similar, 92-megawatt plant in the Kagoshima prefecture next year. Pacifico Energy is also jumping on the trend; with the help of GE Energy Financial Services, the company is overseeing two solar plant golf course projects in the Okayama prefecture. The idea is spreading too; plans to transform gold courses into solar fields are underway in New YorkMinnesota and other US states as well.

Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla

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Houses  · 
Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architects: Architecture Studio Nolla
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan

Solar panels are often an added bonus in design, becoming a means to an end. But why shouldn't they be the star of the show? A recent article in Metropolis Magazine shows off the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, the largest solar facility in Japan. A symbolic response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the power plant is but one project in Japan's transition into one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Check out the full story here.

Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture

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Houses  · 
Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architects: ARAY Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013