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Japan firm using school pools to improve solar system efficiency

An industrial equipment developer in southwestern Japan has produced an innovative solution that uses water in swimming pools at defunct schools to prevent its solar power systems from overheating. ELM Inc., which said its pool-utilizing solar system is the first of its kind in Japan, commenced operation of its first installation Monday at a ceremony […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan development bank launches $500m fund to grow wind sector

Novel framework lowers hurdles for newcomers to build more farms TOKYO: The government-backed Development Bank of Japan has launched a roughly 53 billion yen ($509 million) fund to help drive the expansion of Japan’s wind power industry. The DBJ chipped in 13 billion yen to the fund, launched in partnership with Tokyo-based renewable energy provider […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan’s utilities call for power saving on tight supply

Japan’s federation of electric power companies (FEPC) has called for cooperation in power saving to tackle a severe power shortage, while member utilities step up efforts to collect thermal fuels such as LNG and oil to boost output. The FEPC on 10 January asked power consumers to use electricity effectively by continuing to use heating […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan’s Ichigo brings online 2.8-MW PV plant in Ibaraki

January 12 : Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) announced today it has started commercial operation of a 2.84-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Ibaraki prefecture. Named Ichigo Toride Shimotakai Nishi ECO Power Plant, the PV facility is comprised of 7,808 panels. It is expected to generate over 3.22 million kWh per year, […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Toyota plans to further promote the establishment of systems for popularizing BEVs, including development of new business models, and to […]

Audi prepares e-tron electric vehicle for grid-optimized charging

Japan’s renewable energy sector seeks carbon-neutral windfall

Since announcing the 2050 target in November, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government has pledged to spend $20 billion on green tech and set ambitious new wind power targets. Tokyo: Japan needs to boost renewable energy by reforming outdated policies on land use and the national grid if it is to meet a new goal of […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan is trying to be carbon-neutral by 2050

In his first policy speech at the Diet the other day, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Japan would go carbon-neutral by 2050. Clearly, he is aware of the need to put an end to Japan’s present notoriety as the world’s fifth largest carbon emitter and bring its climate record down in tune with the […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan aims to eliminate gasoline vehicles by mid-2030s, boost green growth

TOKYO: Japan aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 15 years, the government said on Friday in a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050. The “green growth strategy,” targeting the hydrogen and auto industries, is meant as an action plan to […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

Japan adopts green growth plan to go carbon free by 2050

The strategy projected 30-50% increase in electricity demand and called for a push to triple renewables in the country’s energy mix The government is also to provide tax incentives and other support to encourage investment into green technology Japan aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in about 15 years, the government said Friday in a plan […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption