This week an Indian company has found a way to get its energy saving tech into 20% of the computers manufactured here in Japan, and a Japanese firm has decided that, in addition to the allure of football and famous spicy chicken parts, Buffalo, NY is the place to set up a new shop for solar panel manufacturing!
Prospec Holdings, a systems integrator, provides a one-stop shop for everything needed to run a solar power generation business, from consulting through construction, maintenance, and operation.
"Ordinary systems integrators seem to be optimized for performing design and construction of generation facilities. We are unique in that we can handle everything from acquiring land through making applications and obtaining necessary permits. "
Sinfonia Technology is planning to release a solar panel cleaning robot "Resola" in autumn 2014.
Resola is like a solar panel version of the iRobot Roomba, and understands its surrounding environment with a sensor and determines its own cleaning path. It cleans up a solar panel with a wiper, brush and pouring water the same way that Roomba vacuums a room.
Approximately 60% of those actively farming here in Japan are over 65 years old, and only 10% are under 50. Push out 30 years, and even with continued subsidies and such, farmers are going to literally vanish. But is there a silver lining...somewhere?