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Japan tries to chip away at mountain of disused solar panels

Solar panels reach the end of their working lives in 20-30 years.

TOKYO --  Solar panels have sprung up across Japan in the past few years, after the government introduced a "feed-in tariff" in July 2012 that guarantees prices for electricity generated from renewable energy. When these panels reach the end of their working lives in 20-30 years, they will create a mountain of waste.

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