May 22, 2013
The nuclear disaster in Japan two years ago ignited a push to develop a new and clean energy industry, but those efforts are being stymied by a raft of regulations.
May 21, 2013
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--Workers have installed panels at a park here in what is expected to be the first mega-solar power plant in the disaster area of the...
May 14, 2013
Looking toward a sunny future within its expanding energy business, Nippon Paper Industries Co. said on May 14 that it will initiate the largest mega-solar project in the...
May 06, 2013
One-third of all prefectural governments in Japan are either planning or building mega-solar power plants, each capable of generating more than 1,000 kilowatts (equal to 1...
April 24, 2013
A joint venture of Solar Frontier K.K. will construct a large-capacity solar power plant at the Kansai International Airport as part of the airport's environmental initiatives, ...
April 18, 2013
The economy ministry said April 17 it plans to install the world's largest storage battery for natural energy at an electrical substation in Hokkaido.
April 17, 2013
Honda Motor Co. is getting a jump on other Japanese carmakers by becoming the first to sell lucrative electricity from renewable energy sources to utilities by installing solar ...
February 06, 2013
Panasonic Corp. announced Feb. 6 that it has entered into an alliance with Power-One Inc., one of the largest designers and manufacturers of inverters used for solar power...
January 07, 2013
Mitsubishi Corp. announced Jan. 7 that it has acquired a 50 percent stake in the Toul–Rosieres solar power plant from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) in northeastern France.
November 02, 2012
Seven Japanese companies are to co-sponsor a sweeping array of solar panels on a waste-landfill site near the city of Osaka, they said Nov. 2.
October 25, 2012
Competition is intensifying among companies hoping to cash in on the new system requiring utilities to buy power generated from renewable energy sources.
October 03, 2012
Sumitomo Corp. of America (SCOA), together with its parent, Sumitomo Corp. (SC), have invested in the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, a 550-megawatt solar power project under...
August 25, 2012
As Japan looks increasingly likely to shed its dependence on nuclear power, the focus is shifting to alternative energy projects such as a cutting-edge solar thermal collector...
July 12, 2012
OSAKA--With the renewable energy field expanding worldwide, South Korean solar power companies are eager to get a foothold in the Japanese market.
July 11, 2012
Having already announced plans for large-scale solar farms at 10 locations in Japan, the Softbank Corp. group is considering doubling the number over the next two to three...
June 26, 2012
KOBE--Even the vessels shipping Japanese cars around the world are now becoming hybrids.
June 22, 2012
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--On March 11, 2011, the first floor of Hamaichi Elementary School was deluged with water from the tsunami generated by the Great East...
April 11, 2012
A new building at the campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology is almost self-sufficient in power use.
March 02, 2012
Foreign manufacturers of solar panels are scrambling to grab a greater slice of the pie in Japan ahead of a new purchase system to take effect this summer.
January 24, 2012
An increasing number of businesses are offering services to evaluate green power generation to help search for optimal locations to set up solar panels and wind turbines.