SPI Energy Acquires 50% Equity Interest in Two Solar Projects in Japan

SPI Energy announced that it has acquired 50% equity interest in two solar projects ("EAG 5&6" or the "Projects"), currently under construction with combined capacity of 3.98 MW, from Japan-based EastAsi.. more

Japan to Lower PV System Prices with Solar Tenders and FIT Reduction

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held the fifth committee on December 5, 2016 to review the Feed-in-Tariffs (FIT) schemes for fiscal year 2017. Besides presenting details for solar tender prog.. more

Canadian Solar Secures Financing for 55MW PV Power Plant in Japan

Canadian Sola has closed JPY14.9 billion (US$141.5 million) senior and subordinate non-recourse term loan facilities to finance the construction and operation of a 55MWp solar power plant in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. The facilities were arranged by Hanwha Ass.. more

Alliance of Leading Japanese Solar Companies Builds a 14.5MW Hyogo PV Project

A new solar power plant have been completed in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. An enterprise established jointly by Kyocera and its partners announced the completion of the 14.5MW solar power plant, which began operation on November 2. Kyocera, M.. more

TOSHIBA to Prompt Hydrogen Economy by Designing Solar-Integrated Demo House

Toshiba Corporation has broken ground on a new Hydrogen Application Center at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation in April 2017, the center will be built around a newly designed H2One™ hydrogen power system that will use renewable .. more

PV Demand in Japan Keeps Falling Except Large-scale Projects

Japan’s solar market keeps shrinking. Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has announced statistics to Japan’s second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (ended on September 30, 2016) and noted that the demand decline has squeezed domestic module shipment.. more

Hitachi and Etrion Partner to Build 13.2MW PV Project in Japan

Etrion, a solar independent power producer, announced the signing of a project finance agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (SuMi Trust) for the construction of the 13.2MW Komatsu solar project located in the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. Etrion wi.. more


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