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Japan sees opportunity in the Earth's percolating heat

Indonesia is employing Japanese technology to tap its abundant geothermal resources.

TOKYO -- Fifty years ago, Japan's first geothermal power plant went online. Now with the world thirstier than ever for renewable energy, the country's decades of experience in the field is presenting a big export opportunity.

This is one reason why Japanese companies find themselves in the middle of a rain forest in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, about an eight-hour drive from provincial capital of Medan.

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