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Taiwan prison aims to jump-start island's solar power breakout

Prisoners installing solar panels on the roof of Pingtung prison. It is part of Taiwan's plan to break free from nuclear power by 2025, but the project has many walls to scale.

Pingtung, Taiwan

ON PINGTUNG jail's sunlit roof, prisoner No 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for graft, is learning how to install solar panels in a programme that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.

The 48-year-old...

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