Japan’s burgeoning solar market beckons, and thin-film, utility-scale specialist First Solar answers the call – with crystalline silicon?
Driven by a feed-in tariff, solar power is booming in Japan, and the country now has a 70-megawatt photovoltaic plant, its biggest.
A 2-megawatt floating wind turbine begins operating off the southwest coast of Japan, while a project off Fukushima nears its own launch.
A group of accomplished design firms are speaking out against the proposed 80,000-seat stadium, which will be a focal point for the Olympic Games.
Nissan offers up Leaf electric cars and related power supply systems to help meet the energy needs of Japanese roadside rest areas and related communities.
This desperate tactic gives one the same uneasy feeling that BP’s “junk shot” did almost four years ago. Let’s hope it’s more successful.
After very tough times, some top-tier solar manufacturers are sensing a revival thanks to surging demand from China and Japan.
Habitat for Humanity Japan is doing a “Solar Home Recovery Project,” offering photovoltaic systems to victims of the tsunami, particularly those with disabilities.
Japan puts up over $1.025 billion in subsidies for installation of EV charging facilities, and Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors collaborate on how to get it done.
Japan could be on course to become the world’s largest market for solar energy, just two years after a severe nuclear meltdown.