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Japan's Misawa bundles homes with a separate place in the sun

Founder says selling power from off-site solar panels eases mortgage 'pain'

Solar panels like these can supplement homeowners' incomes.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese homebuilder Misawa International is linking its houses with solar power -- and not in the way consumers have come to expect.

The Tokyo-based company is selling packages that include a home along with a solar array in a remote location, set up with solar energy specialist Eco-Style.

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