JP Morgan’s majority-owned multinational independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix has brought online a 38.7MW PV plant in southern Japan, while an analyst has said the country’s solar industry continues to target cost reductions to bring it in line with global levelised cost of energy (LCOE) figures.
In this second part, we will talk about some of the companies preparing for business in the solar market in post-feed in tariff (FiT) Japan and the close links with energy storage that this market is strongly expected to rely on.
Major solar inverter supplier Sungrow has signed a 100MW deal with Japanese company YUASA, aimed at addressing solar and energy storage needs in the changing landscape of Japan’s renewable energy market.
Some intriguing, colourful and exciting images of new tech, new solutions and one or two 'only in Japan' ideas from Day One of World Smart Energy Week, incorporating PV Expo, International Smart Grid Expo, Battery Japan Expo and more.
Pacifico Energy has commenced construction on a 111MW PV installation in Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The utility-scale installation, the first that Pacifico Energy developed in Wakayama Prefecture, is set to become one of the largest operational plants within the prefecture once it becomes operational.
It has always been anticipated that by the early 2020s, the feed-in tariff would have tapered away in Japan’s booming solar market. Andy Colthorpe speaks with analyst Izumi Kaizuka at RTS Corporation to learn more about what the future holds for post-subsidy solar in Japan.
Major PV inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge Technologies has gained JET certification (Japan Electrical Safety and Environment Technology Laboratory) in Japan for its single phase residential and small commercial inverter range.