September 25, 2023

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.