Global governments could divert massive amounts of public funds from cancelled, large-scale power generation projects, such as nuclear, towards solar and other renewables to deliver consumers more value for money.
One of the first large-scale solar farms in Japan so far to be equipped with battery storage in order to meet the requirements of a local grid operator and utility, has been completed on the island of Hokkaido.
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.