IN DEPTH: Solar under Sakurajima

Kyushu Electric's Satsumasendai nuclear plant is located near the active Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture.

Sakurajima volcano, Kyushu, Japan, near Kyocera's Nanatsujima 70MW PV plant

As the sun sets behind Sakurajima, children collect the porous, volcanic rocks that float across Kagoshima Bay from the mountain’s base, while fishermen cast their lines for one last try before the pink hue of the late-afternoon sky gives way to the inky darkness of night.


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