Japan

JAG completes 15.4 MW in Japan

JAG International Energy has finished building a 15.4 MW solar array at a site roughly 185 km northwest of Tokyo.

Panasonic to build PV-powered residential microgrid in western Japan

PanaHome, a unit of Panasonic, has revealed plans to connect 117 homes in western Japan to a solar-powered microgrid system, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Eurus enters Chilean PV with 18 MW acquisition

Japan’s Eurus Energy has entered the Chilean solar market by purchasing 18 MW (AC) of operational PV capacity in the South American country from Spanish renewables developer Grenergy Renovables.

Scientists create waterproof, wearable photovoltaics

Coated on both sides with an elastomer that ensures stretchability and stability in water, the new textile-compatible photovoltaics are able to maintain high efficiency of 7.9%.

Renova to build 21.6 MW in central Japan

Japanese renewables developer Renova has wrapped up financing for a 21.6 MW solar array it plans to construct in Mie prefecture, near the Japanese city of Nagoya.

Solar Frontier sells 28 MW to Capital Dynamics

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier has sold off 28 MW of solar capacity to a unit of Swiss asset manager and renewables investor Capital Dynamics.

Pacifico starts building 42 MW in Japan

Pacifico Energy has started building a 42 MW solar project in northeastern Japan.

Panasonic to stop PV production at factory in Japan

Panasonic has decided to stop producing PV modules at a factory it owns near Kyoto, Japan. 

Tokyu Land to build 92 MW plus storage in Japan

Property developer Tokyu Land has revealed plans to pair 92 MW of solar with 25.3 MWh of lithium-ion storage capacity on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, in cooperation with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Green Power Development Corp. of Japan.

Ichigo finishes 43 MW ahead of schedule in Japan

Ichigo ECO Energy, a unit of Tokyo-based property investor Ichigo, has finished building a 43.34 MW solar project in central Japan, roughly four months ahead of schedule.