Turning point about energy

This light is just put into the ground. No battery and no cord.
This light has solar-electric power generation.
Because of the energy shortage, such lights are popular right now.

As for our family, my wife bought this light soon after the earthquake.
This costs about 980 Japanese yen.
This light is faint, but is enough to shine.

As far people hadn’t used clean energy because of the high cost of the equipment.

For that reason, Tepco had promoted all-electric houses till the earthquake happened.
New houses around my neighborhood are almost completely all-electric.
I use propane gas because I don’t like IH stoves.

Now we can’t see the word “all-electric house”.
We need to increase energy options and think about using clean energy seriously.

Of course, it is important for us to save energy as much as possible.
For example, as you may know, Sony will finally begin a 2-week summer holiday and summer time.

In addition, I think that electricity prices will rise dramatically soon

Both companies and families are beginning to think about saving energy not only for others but also for themselves.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

16 thoughts on “Turning point about energy”

  1. The price of electricity is so high that it makes sense to seek alternative sources of energy. That solar lamp is pretty low in light…. maybe in a few more days it will shine a bit brighter? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dear Cocomine,

    I fully agree with you that we need to safe energy. Personally I believe, just focusing on reduction of electrical energy will not be enough. It makes me sad, that I see still many Japanese companies in Tokyo to be fully light up until very late at night (after midnight), as if nothing had happened. I had assumed that big companies like Hitachi or Panasonic are expected to make a difference, but from personal observation there is a huge gap in the actual behavior compared to Rakuten (all in the same neigbourhood). Further, why do some people keep their car running while taking a nap in the car? I could not sleep, because I would feel bad about wasting energy. I guess the urge to safe energy is not that strong yet in general public, sadly.

    Let’s try our best, to use this disaster to shift to a more healthy, energy friendly Japan.

    All the best from Tokyo,

    Sibylle Ito

    1. Hello Sibylle Ito.
      Thank you for your comment. I know what you said.
      Generally, the government should use both carrots and sticks as the situation demands.
      Actually everyone must think about them personally.
      We just made a start. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Electricity prices are increasing a lot in France too. Well we have more than 58 central nuclear here, I have to admit this is pretty scary. So in order to take care of it, they are increasing electricity prices all the time, it’s getting more and more expensive in only few months and this is just the beginning. For one time they were trying to promote solar electricity when you were building a house, EDF ( Electricitรฉ de France) bought us back the extra power generate by it. But of course, they understand that we were less using their electricity so the Government just cut off the helps that we could receive when we choose solar energy !! That’s a shame !!
    And of course the other problems in France is that the house’s isolation is not so good, so we have to use a lot of electricity, specially the winter, because of it ! In Germany, the houses have some very good isolations so they don’t have need as much power electricity than we do…..
    I rather pay lot of money in solar energy than nuclear… so I would love to have this kind of light in my garden too, if only I had a garden ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I know there are many central nuclear in France.
      As you say the houseโ€™s isolation is inefficient about energy, but apartment is efficient.

      On this occasion, we had better choose solar energy not only in Japan but also in other countries as you love.
      Anyway we’ll decrease nuclear energy despite necessarily.

  4. My dad is crazy about those lamps, he may have 15 of them in his garden and yard.

    In the past I use to mock him a little bit for this, but in the end, I realize that these types of objects are the right way to go.

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