Solar Frontier has halted operations at its 150 MW Tohoku plant in northeastern Japan and has revealed plans to shut down production at its flagship 900 MW Kunitomi plant in late December, in line with plans to consolidate production in the southern prefecture of Miyazaki.
The solar PV giant has completed its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan.
The Belgian research institute and the Japanese electronics group say they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than in its liquid equivalent.
Toshiba has posted a group net loss of JPY 49.8 billion ($439.5 million) for the first half of the current Japanese fiscal year, but the bleak outlook for its solar operations is the least of its concerns, as it struggles to cover losses from its bankrupt U.S. nuclear business and avoid being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
Mitsubishi Electric and Tokyo-based Sumitomo Mitsui Construction have finished building a 2.6 MW floating solar plant on a pond in western Japan.
Canadian Solar’s new PV investment vehicle has followed its recent trading debut in Tokyo with the acquisition of 13 solar projects in Japan for JPY 30.4 billion ($267 million).
NTT Facilities has connected 23.37 MW of solar capacity to the grid in eastern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture.