Sunny Side Up

As he rides the train, Takashi Tomita always looks out the window. He wants to see how many solar panels he can find on the rooftops whizzing by. With less than 1 percent of Japanese households using them, very few come into view. “That’s why this is a wonderful field to be in,” says Tomita, who, as head of the solar-power business for Japanese electronics giant Sharp, is the country’s top solar-power engineer. “This is such a promising area, with an immense potential for growth.”

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