North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms | NK News
June 13, 2024
News

North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms

Expert says citizens could lose power without personal panels, which became popular amid chronic energy shortages

North Korean authorities want to remove solar panels from individual homes in favor of building community solar farms, according to state media, calling the proposed system “more efficient” and “better-looking” as the country deals with chronic energy shortages.

But one expert expressed concern that North Koreans who increasingly rely on such solar panels could lose their access to electricity if authorities push through the new scheme.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.