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JAG to raise $47.6 million with project bonds in Japan

JAG International Energy aims to raise ¥5.4 billion ($47.6 million) to fund the completion of a 17 MW solar project north of Tokyo.

Japanese venture snaps up 10% of ReNew Power for $200 million

Jera — jointly owned by Japanese utilities Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power — will acquire an equity stake in the Indian independent power producer via a subscription to newly issued shares.

Sparx’s clean-energy investments hit $1.2 billion in Japan

Solar accounts for nearly 92% of its 307 MW renewables portfolio, with total investment reaching ¥137.3 billion ($1.2 billion) by the end of January 2017.

Sumitomo Corp. to develop 32.3 MW in Fukushima

The Tokyo-based group will oversee construction of the ¥13 billion ($114.3 million) project in the city of Minamisoma, on the east coast of the Japanese island of Honshu.

Sonnedix to deploy 170 MW of solar PV in Japan

The independent power producer has signed a development partnership with GSSG Solar to build a 170 MW solar portfolio in Japan through its Japanese operator, Nippon Solar Services.


Sharp’s solar losses buck profitability trend in 2016

Japanese electronics giant lowers its full-year losses to just $329 million as share values rise across the board following buyout by Foxconn. Sharp’s solar segment, however, remains only unprofitable division.

Marubeni to develop world’s largest PV plant in UAE, according to reports

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni is planning to build a mega 1.18 GW solar plant, making it the largest in the world, in the United Arab Emirates, with support from JinkoSolar and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei.


MUFG serves as top clean energy deal-maker in 2016

The Japanese financial institution increased investments in clean energy and energy-smart technologies during an overall sector downturn in investment.

EuPD Research predicts tough year ahead for solar PV

Along with the majority of other market analysts, EuPD Research is forecasting a drop in solar installations in 2017, mainly as a result of a reduced installation target in China, which is likely to ramp up the pressure on PV manufacturers.


SoftBank unit to complete 43.4 MW of PV

SB Energy — the renewables development unit of Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank — will connect the project to the grid from the start of February with partner Mitsui & Co.

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