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‘SolarEV City’ concept can cut both costs and emissions

Scientists applied a model where rooftop PV and electric vehicle batteries are integrated into the energy system of nine Japanese cities. Their findings suggests that such a system could meet more than half of every city’s total energy demand by 2030, and as much as 95% in some cases. The model also reveals opportunities to cut both pollution and energy costs for urban populations in Japan.


Panasonic to begin direct sales of solar cells

The Japanese electronics giant announces plans to sell solar cells individually this year, but confirms it is poised to halt module production at its fab in Shiga, Japan, in March.

Nippon Renewable Energy starts work on 41 MW solar plant in Japan

The Japanese clean energy developer has broken ground on a new large-scale installation in Tochigi Prefecture – one of three such projects the company is embarking on in the region.


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