Government enterprise Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is tendering the new rooftop capacity using the RESCO model for projects nationwide, with bidders given until March to apply, according to market analyst Mercom Capital.
The latest data show solar taking an increasing role in Japan’s energy mix, however several provinces are nearing caps on PV capacity eligible for reimbursement for curtailed power.
The two U.S.-based companies have announced a major partnership for the acquisition of USD 300 million in operating clean energy assets, with a focus on distributed solar projects in the near-term.
Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has a signed a power purchase agreement with Wahaha Group for a 3.5 MW commercial PV project. The capacity will be developed at 2 sites in Quzhou, Zhejiang province.
The Redwood Group will install PV modules on a second roof at a distribution center in Osaka, adding another 4 MW to an existing plant.
In 2017, 54 new solar projects with a total capacity of 488MW will be implemented enabling the country to exceed 1GW of installed PV plants.
It was not a pretty year for solar finance, but some sectors remained unscathed.
Meteorological data are necessary to measure the performance of a solar plant, to ensure its yield and to effectively plan its maintenance. Gwen Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services discusses the importance of up to date, accurate weather monitoring, as opposed to relying on data from public sources.