New Cell Efficiency Record of 26.33% Achieved by NEDO and KANEKA

By combining heterojunction and back-contact technologies on a crystalline silicon solar cell with a practical size of 180cm^2, Japan’s Kaneka Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly i.. more

TrinaBEST Japan Established for Expanding Energy Storage Business

Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest PV suppliers, has formed a storage business branch Trina Energy Storage Solutions, or “TrinaBEST” for offering services. The company recently established a subsidiary TrinaBES.. more

ReneSola Sells 1.23MW PV Project in Japan

ReneSola has sold a 1.23 MW solar power project located in Ibaraki, Japan. The project qualifies for Japan's 32 Yen feed-in tariff. Revenue from the sale will be recognized in the third quarter and all proceeds have been collected. ReneSola is developing 31.5 MW.. more

Orix Connects 2.75MW Rooftop PV Project, the Largest Of-its-kind in Japan

Japan’s ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU) and Singapore’s Mapletree Investment jointly developed two large-scale multi-tenant logistics centers respectively in Noda, Chiba Prefecture and in Sakai City, Osaka. The rooftops.. more

30MW Solar Power Plant Starts Operation Next to Nagasaki Airport

Kyushu, Japan enjoys higher solar radiation than most regions in the country. World-leader in CIS module solution Solar Frontier and Chopro, a LPG distributor and solar power producer, jointly established the company Nagasaki Solar Ener.. more

Sony Announces to Transfer Battery Business

Sony is the world’s first company that successfully commercialized rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and applied this technology on portable electric devices. However, the world leader announced to transfer its battery business to Murata Ma.. more

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


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