Kyocera to expand solar energy business in Thailand

Japanese electronics firm Kyocera announced Tuesday that it is expanding its solar energy business in Thailand — with the company planning on increasing sales in the country by 2.5 times during the year ending 31 March 2018 when compared with the previous year.

Movers & Shakers: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Lark Energy, Vaisala, KYOCERA and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.

Moving mountains

Land constraints, hilly terrain and adverse weather conditions are among the many practical complications facing solar developers in Japan. David Pratt looks at some of the technical solutions being devised in response to Japan’s challenges.

Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Japanese firms Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing have completed an 8.5MW PV project on reclaimed land in Japan’s largest lake, Biwa.