Japan’s Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town is world’s first solar powered town
Perhaps Japan has learned its lessons from relying too much on nuclear energy after all the dark hours the nation has spent since the Fukushima plant disaster and is now turning to solar energy instead to power up the lives of the people there. Together with nine private sector firms, the Fujisawa city authorities are busy working on a smart-town design planned to be located on the outskirts of Tokyo. This will be the first town in the world to be completely powered by solar energy, with each home and facility using solar systems and battery storage. Called the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, this solar powered town will have a thousand homes, playing residence to a population of about 3,000 people.
Costing $742 million and covering an area of about 19 hectares, the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town will be a truly green way to live!