By 2040, it is estimated that old or broken solar panels will result in 8 million tons of waste each year. This episode features companies that are making solar energy even more environmentally friendly by focusing on ways to reuse or recycle used solar panels.
[In Focus: Ushering in a New Era of 'Made in Japan'] Some global manufacturers are choosing to set up in Japan after decades of locating in developing nations to take advantage of lower labor costs. We look at what's behind this trend.
[Global Trends: Indonesia's 'Coffee-Tech' Pioneers Brew Success] Indonesia is one of the world's leading exporters of coffee beans. Now some companies are turning their attention to the domestic market. They're using the latest tech to make it easy for coffee lovers to get their daily caffeine fix.
Tackling the Dark Side of Solar
This portable device was created for checking the performance of used solar panels to determine whether they can be sold for reuse
After being run through a special disassembling machine, the separated parts and components of used solar panels are sorted for reuse or recycling
A coffee vendor rides an electric tricycle to a customer in Jakarta
A coffee startup that specializes in takeout is Southeast Asia's first unicorn in the food and beverage industry