Jan 19, 2023

A city in Japan is trying to generate electricity from snow

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

After solar power, it’s time we tried snow power.

Researchers from the Japanese city of Aomori have begun to study methods to create electricity from snow to provide a sustainable energy supply and meet any power shortages.

Last year there was so much snow in the city the local authorities had to spend about $46 million (5.9 billion Yen) just to remove it from the buildings and roads.


Aomori is a beautiful city in Japan located 715 km north of Tokyo. Apart from its eye-catching blue pine forests, the city is known for being one of the snowiest places on Earth — receiving about 25 to 26 feet of snow every year.

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