Sharp's New CEO Optimistic about Solar Business, Sets to Go International

After Foxconn-Sharp alliance took place, Foxconn immediately started a series of re-organization and planned for Jeng-wu Tai to take over as the new Sharp CEO. Although rumors had that Sharp’s solar business (Sharp solar) might be .. more

SPI Energy Connects 2.4MW PV Power Plant to Japan’s Grid

SPI Solar Japan G.K. (SPI Japan), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPI Energy, a global provider of PV solutions, has completed the 2.4MW Nishiura power plant in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture and connected it to the grid. The distributed generation project wa.. more

Panasonic Keeps Low Utilization Rates within Weak Demand

Panasonic, a top-four PV manufacturers in Japan, plans to streamline its PV production businesses amidst the weak market. Panasonic will reallocate its power conditioner production capacities in Japan, and will remain low utilization rates for.. more

JinkoSolar Signs JPY2 Billion Syndicated Loan Agreement with Japanese Bank Consortium

JinkoSolar’s subsidiary, JinkoSolar Japan K.K. (JinkoSolar Japan), has signed a one-year JPY2 billion syndicated loan agreement with a bank consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation ("SMBC") and includes Mizuho Bank, Ltd., the T.. more

Elechs Kyokuto and Ampt Partner to Bring DC String Optimizers to Japanese PV Market

Elechs Kyokuto, a solar services provider, and Ampt LLC, a provider of power conversion technology for solar power plant optimization, announced a strategic partnership to introduce Ampt's String Optimizer solution to Japan's photovoltaic (PV) market. This co.. more

Solar Frontier Supports U of Tokyo’s “Solar Sharing” Test

University of Tokyo will conduct an experiment called “Solar Sharing” on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, Japan to determine whether farms and solar power can share the same land in regions with lower levels of sunlight. Solar F.. more

SPI Energy and GES to Develop 20MW of Solar Projects in Japan

SPI Energy, a global provider of PV solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with General Energy Solutions Inc. (GES), a solar energy company headquartered in Taiw.. more


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