"Since I learned a photovoltaic power generation system in an article of a science magazine abroad in my college student days, I wished for the installation."
Mr. Nakane applied for the subsidy program for the residential PV systems and has started power generation in his newly built house since October 1995.
"From my boyhood, it is continuously said that oil is to be exhausted sooner or later. However, the power consumption has increased year by year. I believe that it is time to reconsider what is really necessary to our life and what is not."
Mr. Nakane has made a shift to save energy by the installation of heat insulating materials in the wall or application of a solar heater on the roof. As self-supplied power is a realization of his dream, he didn't hesitate to pay his share, a half of the installation cost , 2.6 million yen. His wife answered "After we started the generation in my house, we became energy conscious. Now, children turn off the light when they leave a room spontaneously. We feel a blessing of gas and water." Mr. Nakane saids "In general, most of us feel that a PV system is not common. But in the near future, it is certain that a PV system will be common in our life. I hope that a large attention to a PV system accelerates its development and application."