Sluggish Solar Demand in Japan Cause Sale Decrease and Bankruptcies [updated]

Japan’s solar companies have been struggling against falling domestic demand, while the global selling price decline of PV modules starting from this July further put pressure on this situation. Solar giants Panasonic and Kyocera both reported business decrease. I.. more

Etrion Completes Construction on 24.7MW Solar Park in Japan

Etrion Corporation (Etrion) has completely construction on the 24.7MW Shizukuishi solar power plant in Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan in partner with its EPC contractor, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT). The project started feeding back the .. more

KANEKA and NEDO Increase PV Module Efficiency to 24.37%

KANEKA Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) again demonstrate Japan’s advance in solar technology by launching a crystalline silicon PV module with a record-breaking conversion effici.. more

Japan to Implement Solar Tender System in 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a second review on October 24th to go over the details for 2017 feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate as well as project setup. At the meeting, they have decided to use tender manageme.. more

Solar Frontier Surpasses 4GW of Global Module Shipments

Global CIS thin-film solar solution provider, Solar Frontier, announced its business milestone of delivering more than 4GW of solar modules approximately 60 countries around the world. Solar Frontier’s “Made in Japan” br.. more

Canadian Solar Secures JPY9.6 Billion Syndicated Loan

Canadian Solar announced on October 13 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a syndicated 3- year loan facility for JPY9.6 billion (US$95 million). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) acted as the lead arranger... more

OCI to Acquire Tokuyama’s Malaysian Polysilicon Fab

Japan-based Tokuyama, one of the world’s leaders in polysilicon manufacturing, announced to terminate its solar-grade polysilicon business by selling its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tokuyama Malaysia, to OCI, a South Korean polysilicon maker. Sources from media reve.. more


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