Japan: The Rise of Solar Energy

If you thought that Japan was already left behind on the race for green and clean energy, then you’re wrong. According to the new data collected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan’s solar photovoltaics (PV) rose dramatically from 2.7% in 2015 to a whopping 4.3% in 2016. Solar’s contribution to Japan’s energy mix soared during the second half of 2016, when solar PV accounted for more than 5% of all...

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Two Giant Company Together to Build Solar Project in Japan

Etrion (a global solar power company) and Hitachi High-Technologies joined forces as they signed the project for the construction of a 13.2MW Komatsu solar project in the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. The construction of the project is expected to start on February next year. “I am delighted to announce the signing of the $33m project financing for our 13.2MW Komatsu project, our fourth utility-scale solar project in Japan,”...

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Japan’s Solar Installation To Hit Solar Peak of 14.3 GW This Year, BNEF says.
Feb22

Japan’s Solar Installation To Hit Solar Peak of 14.3 GW This Year, BNEF says.

Solar installations in Japan are expected to peak this year with between 13.2 gigawatts (GW) to 14.3 gigawatts of panels expected to be added, finds a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Japan’s solar market has been growing steadily since the country’s incentive program for clean energy introduced in July 2012. Japan installed 7.1 gigawatts and 10.3 gigawatts in 2013 and 2014, respectively. According to...

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High Powered Japanese Great Interest In Local Economy, Rotorua
Nov13

High Powered Japanese Great Interest In Local Economy, Rotorua

A visiting delegation of the Chugoku Economic Federation from the Hiroshima region of Japan has shown strong interest in the wood processing, tourism and geothermal industries and presents an important opportunity for Rotorua’s economy, according to Rotorua MP Todd McClay. Mr McClay welcomed the high powered business delegation to New Zealand as Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a speech in Wellington...

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Windlab, Eurus Plans To Build $102 Million Wind and Solar Farm in Australia.
Oct28

Windlab, Eurus Plans To Build $102 Million Wind and Solar Farm in Australia.

Windlab Ltd. and Japan’s Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. plan to build a A$140 million ($102 million) wind and solar energy park in the Australian state of Queensland, with tentative plans to eventually build up to 1.2GW of renewables capacity. The Kennedy Energy Park plant will be the first large-scale hybrid solar and wind park in Australia, Canberra-based Windlab said in a statement posted on its website. According to the...

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Japan: Abandoned Green Space Turned into Solar Farms.
Jul28

Japan: Abandoned Green Space Turned into Solar Farms.

Japan has been hungry for alternative energy ever since the 2011 Fukushima disaster made nuclear power an unattractive option in the country, and golf courses just happen to be perfectly suited for solar power – they’re large open spaces that often get lots of sunlight. Kyocera’s first project is a 23 MW solar plant on a golf course in Kyoto prefecture. In 2017, the plant is expected to produce enough power for about 8,100...

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