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Gestamp Solar and Kankyo-Keiei to Partner for Roof-top solar power projects all over Japan

Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic solar division of Gestamp Renewables, announced today the partnership agreement with Kankyo – Keiei to develop roof-top solar projects all over Japan. The agreement will focus on the permitting and O&M of Megasolar in different locations, starting with 30 MW. “Kankyo Keiei and Gestamp Solar will work closely to identify the … Continue reading Gestamp Solar and Kankyo-Keiei to Partner for Roof-top solar power projects all over Japan

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Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power plants and look to alternate modes of power production. Although … Continue reading Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

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Japan Solar Power sector analysis

Japan has been involved in solar power development since the early 1990s when the country installed its first solar power plant. It has already become one of the top countries for total solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed and its companies are leading manufacturers of PV solar panels. Comparing to the installed generation capacity of Solar … Continue reading Japan Solar Power sector analysis

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JGC launches Japan’s largest solar power project

In 2010, JGC invested in two 100,000 kW concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in Spain, which came into commercial operation in February this year. JGC Corporation (Yokohama, Japan) has announced plans to build a 26.5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Oita City, Japan, in an industrial district owned by Nissan Motor Company Ltd. (Yokohama, … Continue reading JGC launches Japan’s largest solar power project

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Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

The ministry’s spokesperson said that diversifying energy sources in Japan has become a significant national issue after the radioactive disaster at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant, stressing that the ministry aims to take advantage of the country’ s first trial as an opportunity for widely developing wind power generation. Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm … Continue reading Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

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Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

  The international demand for geothermal energy is heating up.   Asia Pacific, host to the world’s top producers of geothermal power, is poised to see significant growth as geothermal energy emerges as a viable source of green, reliable and cut-rate power.   While past geothermal usage is minimal, the region is expected to see a boom kindled by the convergence of the following … Continue reading Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

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FIT Regime for wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy in Japan

A new feed-in tariff regime (the “FIT Regime”) for renewable energy power plants (solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal energy and biomass) came into effect in Japan on July. A new feed-in tariff regime (the “FIT Regime”) for renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass) came into effect in Japan on July … Continue reading FIT Regime for wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy in Japan

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