The Japanese who will want to build up a new home will probably be forced to install solar panels on their rooftops. Naoto Kan, the Japanese Prime Minister, is about to announce this intention at the G8 summit in Deauville, France.
If approved, all the Japanese homes built by 2030 will have solar panels and will probably be energy independent.
The disaster that stuck Japan on March 11th is the one that probably led to make this measure a compulsory one. Although the country is still trying to recover the damages, at the same time it continues improving their existing nuclear power plants (without building new ones).
Pushing solar power to people, on the other hand, is a bold move that could be copied worldwide and that could lead to an unprecedented development in the alternative energy sector, followed, of course, by a price drop.