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Japan prepares rules to recycle photovoltaic panels

Japan is drafting rules to recycle solar photovoltaic modules. The country foresees vast growth in solar deployment under its feed-in tariff (FiT) system; and by 2040 most modules installed at the beginning of the FiT regime in 2012 will be decommissioned.   Going by estimates provided by a working group that Japan’s ministry of environment … Continue reading Japan prepares rules to recycle photovoltaic panels

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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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Canadian Solar Supplies Photovoltaic Modules for 42.9 MW Solar Energy Plant in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it served as the supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 42.9 MW Takataya Hibiki PV plant in Kitakyushu, Japan. In total, Canadian Solar provided 168,240 Canadian Solar CS6P-255P solar panels. The Takataya Hibiki … Continue reading Canadian Solar Supplies Photovoltaic Modules for 42.9 MW Solar Energy Plant in Japan

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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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Wind energy in Japan: Eurus Energy to build 34 MW wind farm with 17 wind turbines

Eurus Energy Group solemnly observed a groundbreaking ceremony on June 12 at a site for the Eurus Date Kogane wind farm?total output capacity: 34MW? in Date city, Hokkaido. The ceremony was attended by the mayor of the Date city, other local celebrities and the representatives of engineering contractors concerned. This project consists of 17 wind … Continue reading Wind energy in Japan: Eurus Energy to build 34 MW wind farm with 17 wind turbines

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Kyocera Completes Construction of Third Floating Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi; herein “Kyocera,”) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (President: Shunichi Asada; herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”) announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24 to commemorate completion of the 2.3-megawatt (MW) plant, … Continue reading Kyocera Completes Construction of Third Floating Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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Solar Power to develop 500 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) in Japan

Solar Power Inc. on Tuesday announced a joint venture agreement with a Japanese company to develop more than 500 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power projects in Japan. The work will be done by Solar Power and subsidiary SPI Solar Japan G.K. with Japanese company K.K. Uniroot of Osaka, Japan. Solar Power Inc. primarily will be … Continue reading Solar Power to develop 500 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) in Japan

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Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

The construction on a 2.3-megawatt floating solar power plant has been completed on Sunday in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, which is the world’s largest floating solar power plant in terms of output. The plant, coinvested by electronics giant Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, is expected to generate 2, 680 megawatt hours (MWh) every … Continue reading Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

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Trina Solar Announced to Supply 116 MW Modules to Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced it signed a module supply agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation (“Toyo Engineering”) to supply approximately 116 MW high efficiency modules to the largest solar power project in Japan, an approximately 231-megawatt facility to … Continue reading Trina Solar Announced to Supply 116 MW Modules to Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project

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Japan could triple power from wind energy and solar power by 2030

Japan has the potential by 2030 to triple the amount of electricity it gets from renewable sources such as solar and wind, a Ministry of the Environment study showed. Wind turbines developed by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd., operate at the Wind Power Kamisu wind farm in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, on … Continue reading Japan could triple power from wind energy and solar power by 2030

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Ideol, Hitachi Zosen team up on floating wind turbines in Japan

Ideol and Hitachi Zosen have signed an agreement to design, engineer and build floating offshore wind turbines in Japan.   The project will use Ideol’s Damping Pool solution and is intended to speed up Japan’s drive to install floating wind farms as a way of increasing its energy mix. Ideol said the deal will support … Continue reading Ideol, Hitachi Zosen team up on floating wind turbines in Japan

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Japan’s solar power photovoltaic (PV) shipments in Oct-Dec 2014 at 2,239 MW

Sales of solar cell modules in Japan rose 10 percent to 2.29 gigawatts in October-December from a year earlier, industry data showed on Tuesday, bolstered by a government scheme to encourage renewable energy.   But the quarterly shipments fell about 6 percent from 2.39 gigawatt in the July-September quarter, according to data provided by the … Continue reading Japan’s solar power photovoltaic (PV) shipments in Oct-Dec 2014 at 2,239 MW

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Hitachi Zosen, to build 220 MW offshore Japan wind farm

Hitachi Zosen Corp. and nine other companies plan to build a 220-megawatt offshore wind farm in northwestern Japan. The companies will build the station off the coast of Murakami city in Niigata prefecture, the city said in a faxed statement. Construction will start in April 2020. Financial terms weren’t provided. The Nikkei newspaper reported today … Continue reading Hitachi Zosen, to build 220 MW offshore Japan wind farm

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IHI and Toshiba to Launch Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy

IHI and Toshiba have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) as co-researchers in the “Research and Development (“R&D”) of Ocean Energy Technology – Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy Power Generation”. After concluding the formal contract with NEDO, we will conduct demonstration research of a turbine system driven by the … Continue reading IHI and Toshiba to Launch Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy

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GE Energy Financial Services, Pacifico Energy to build second solar photovoltaic PV project in Japan

GE unit GE Energy Financial Services is continuing its expansion into the Japanese solar photovoltaic (PV) market. GE Energy Financial Services is continuing its expansion into the Japanese renewable energy power market, completing its second solar project financing transaction with Pacifico Energy, a Tokyo-based utility-scale solar project developer and subsidiary of Virginia Solar Group. GE … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services, Pacifico Energy to build second solar photovoltaic PV project in Japan

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Solar power plant in in Nasushiobara, Japan

Clenergy, the clean energy investor and solar-solution provider, is proud to announce it is supplying mounting systems for one of the largest solar power plants in Japan. The solar energy project covers 370,000 square meters of land, with a total installation of 24.8MW.  Clenergy, the clean energy investor and solar-solution provider, is proud to announce … Continue reading Solar power plant in in Nasushiobara, Japan

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China exports solar photovoltaic to Japan

China’s Hebei Province saw robust growth of photovoltaic products to Japan in the first ten months, local customs authorities have said.   During this period, Hebei’s PV exports to Japan hit 2.7 billion yuan (440 million U.S. dollars), up 180 percent, while exports to the European Union and the United States dropped 38.6 percent and … Continue reading China exports solar photovoltaic to Japan

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Japan exploiting renewable energy to address shortage

Japan, an industrialized country but extremely resource poor, has put a great deal of attention on developing new and renewable energy over the years, with the latest case being in Okayama Prefecture where the construction of the biggest solar power plant was launched on Friday.   A total of 920,000 solar panels will be installed … Continue reading Japan exploiting renewable energy to address shortage

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Construction of 230 MW solar power plant begins in west Japan

A Japanese firm on Friday started construction of a solar power plant in western Japan’s Okayama prefecture, which will be one of the country’s biggest, the Kyodo news agency reported Friday.   The 230-megawatt facility’s operator, Setouchi Future Creations LLC, a company founded by firms including GE Energy Financial Services and Toyo Engineering Corp., plans … Continue reading Construction of 230 MW solar power plant begins in west Japan

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