Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Solar-sharing-for-community-27MZIFJWE65K0.htmlConceptually similarSolar sharing for communityGP0STS4UFCompleted★★★★Solar sharing for communityGP0STS4UBCompleted★★★★Solar sharing for communityGP0STS4UCCompleted★★★★Solar sharing for communityGP0STS4UECompleted★★★★Photovoltaic Installation on Shop Roof in JapanGP0STPJR7Completed★★★★Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in JapanGP0STPQ1JCompleted★★★★Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in JapanGP0STPQ1KCompleted★★★★Pha Bong Solar Cell Power Plant in ThailandGP02YWBCompleted★★★★Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in JapanGP0STPQ1HCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STS4UDSolar sharing for communityGreenpeace staff with Takarazuka citizens, at Nishitani area of Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture of JapanLocations:Asia-Hyōgo Prefecture-Japan-Takarazuka CityDate:23 Mar, 2018Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:5085px X 3444pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Portraits-Renewable energy-Small group of people-Solar energy-Solar panels-Solar power stations-WomenShoot:Solar sharing in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture of Japan (57kW)Solar sharing is a way to produce solar powered energy by putting solar panels above a field of rice paddy or crops which generally are unused. This unique combination was invented in Japan. This is fundamentally to re-cultivate unused fields, which helps to protect domestic farming, additionally to expand clean energy in Japan. These solar panels are in particularly Nishitani area of Takarazuka City where population has been decreasing and unused fields have been increasing. Together with municipal office of Takarazuka and citizen owned Takarazuka Sumire Energy company, this new solar generation sites help to save local area from shrinking by having new farmers, and securing their income by selling electricity. Under the panels, they produce organic crops. They regularly hold a farming experience session to young students in town in order to encourage organic farming as well as renewable energy.