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A Japanese engineer, Atsushi Shimizu, managed to make the world's first typhoon-powered turbine. Turbine shaped like an egg beater is not only designed to withstand the tremendous power of tropical cyclones, but also utilize the energy of the wind power.
The cyclone-powered turbine has enormous energy potential. Quoted from National Geographic, Friday (7/10/2016), Atsushi explained, from a hurricane, a series of power plants can be a source of energy for 50 years Japan.
Moreover, Japan is in an area that is often hit by hurricanes. In 2016 and then, there are at least six typhoons that hit this country Sakura.
Admittedly, Japan has more wind power than solar, it's just not been utilized optimally. In fact, Japan has the potential to become a wind power, said Atsushi.
Indeed, today, the Government of Japan continues to seek new energy sources. Because, since the tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 which destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Japan experienced an energy crisis.
In addition to seeking new alternative sources, various policies are also proclaimed by the Government of Japan in order to make efficient use of energy.
National Geographic reported on Saturday (10/10/2013), Japan's Minister of the Environment Ryu Matsumoto launched the Super Cool Biz policy campaign.
Here, Japan frees office employees to dress casual. No more shirts and ties. Fun again, they are also allowed to work from home.
This policy is a continuation of the policy set by the previous Minister of the Environment, Yuriko Koike, in 2005.
Yuriko appealed for companies and government offices to reduce electricity consumption by raising the temperature of the air conditioner (AC) to 28 percent. Well, instead, employees may use casual clothing to avoid feeling hot.
The result should not be asked. Japan managed to reduce the company's electricity consumption by 15 to 20 percent. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are also drastically reduced.Within one year, Japan's CO2 emissions are reduced by 1.14 million tons. This figure is equivalent to the amount of emissions released by 2.5 million households per month, you know.
That's Japan. Various ways and innovations continue to develop the country as an energy saving measure, including developing efficient household products from various sides, such as energy-efficient and cost-effective.
Indonesia can also follow in his footsteps. No need to think far, energy savings can actually be done by us as a society. The simple way that can be done is to start from the electricity savings at home.
If all households can apply the principle of energy saving, surely the efficiency of electric energy in Indonesia can be achieved.
There are many ways to save electricity at home. For example, you can reduce the power consumption for unnecessary things, such as turning off the lights when the room is empty.
Note also the decor of your home. Therefore, homes with proper lighting and good air circulation will reduce the use of lights and air conditioning. In addition, select household appliances that are energy efficient.
Currently there are a variety of technological innovations that have been able to support it. It is none other than because many household products from Japan who have entered into Indonesia. An example of AQUA Japan.
AQUA Japan's home appliance products range is designed to understand urban needs (#KnowYouBetter) that require efficiency from all sides, such as price efficiency, design, and energy.
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For example, AQR-IG525 four-door refrigerator from AQUA Japan that uses inventer technology so that energy consumption is lower.Coupled with innovative LED lights in it. As is known, even though energy-efficient, LED lights still provide a bright illumination than light bulb.
That way, we as part of the community can also contribute to saving energy usage for a better future of Indonesia.