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Marubeni receives order of photovoltaic modules for a solar energy project in Soma city

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) has received an order of photovoltaic modules (hereinafter called “PV modules”) for a mega-solar project with a 52.5MW maximum output in the Isobe district of Soma City, Fukushima, from Renatus Soma Solar Park Limited Liability Company which was jointly established by Kyudenko Corporation, and four other companies. Marubeni will supply PV modules … Continue reading Marubeni receives order of photovoltaic modules for a solar energy project in Soma city

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Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Second Phase Update

A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, … Continue reading Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Second Phase Update

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Fukushima Wind Power Project to Add Largest Wind Turbine Ever Used at Sea

A floating offshore wind power project in northern Japan will soon add a 7-megawatt wind turbine, the largest of its kind ever to be used at sea.   The new turbine will join a smaller 2-megawatt model, which has been generating power at the project about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima … Continue reading Fukushima Wind Power Project to Add Largest Wind Turbine Ever Used at Sea

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Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of … Continue reading Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

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Japan eyes wind energy: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project

A huge amount of electricity supply was lost in Japan when the nuclear power plant at Fukushima was disabled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and compensating for such a loss has required original thinking. An ingenious solution that is being pursued is to build a network of power-generating systems relying on a … Continue reading Japan eyes wind energy: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project

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Fukushima experimental offshore floating wind farm project second phase update

A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo(technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JapanMarine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu,and Mizuho Information &Research hasbeenparticipating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industrysince March 2012.At … Continue reading Fukushima experimental offshore floating wind farm project second phase update

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Marubeni to launch mega-solar power project in Iwaki City, Fukushima

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) has commenced construction of a mega-solar power project in Iwaki City, Fukushima. The project is being jointly developed with Mibugawa Power Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marubeni, Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd, (“JAIC”) and Fukushima Mega No. 1 Inc., a company in which JAIC is investing. The project will be handled by … Continue reading Marubeni to launch mega-solar power project in Iwaki City, Fukushima

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Fukushima offshore wind farm successfully powering grid

A wind farm floating 20 km off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, home to the crippled Daiichi nuclear power plant, has successfully started powering turbines to feed energy to the grid, a spokesman for the project’s government-led consortium confirmed Tuesday. The government-funded project, led by Marubeni Corporation, is Japan’s first step towards realizing a … Continue reading Fukushima offshore wind farm successfully powering grid

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Japan’s biggest solar energy plant starts generating power

Japan’s biggest solar power plant opened in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima on Monday. The photovoltaic plant is a major new attempt to develop the country’s renewable energy resources amid lingering public concern over the impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. The facility, the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant designed … Continue reading Japan’s biggest solar energy plant starts generating power

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Radiation in Fukushima hit new high

Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels, Japan’s nuclear regulator said, heightening concerns about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in three decades. Radiation hotspots have spread to three holding areas for hundreds of hastily built … Continue reading Radiation in Fukushima hit new high

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Fukushima much worse than reported

It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place”, Mycle Schneider, Nuclear consultant. A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water leaks at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated. Mycle Schneider is an independent consultant who has previously … Continue reading Fukushima much worse than reported

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Radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Highly radioactive water leaks from a temporary storage tank into the ground at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.   Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said the leak of at least 300 tonnes of the highly radioactive water was discovered on Monday. The plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, has seen … Continue reading Radioactive water leak at Fukushima

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