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Vitec, JRE Complete 22MW Solar Plant in Aomori

2 hours 51 min ago
Rokunohe Solar Park LLC completed the construction of a 22.09MW solar power plant in Rokunohe-machi, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and started to sell electricity Aug 1, 2017.

DIC to Set Up 1.6MW Solar Plant at Its Factory in Ibaraki

2 hours 53 min ago
DIC Corp announced July 31, 2017, that it will set up a 1.6MW solar power plant on the premises of its Kashima Factory in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

Flashlight Repels Crows at Solar Plants (1)

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 02:29
The Hyuga Hichiya Solar Power Plant, a mega (large-scale) solar power plant featuring an output of about 24.5MW, is on a hill that straddles Hyuga City and Kadogawa-cho, Higashi-Usuki-gun in Miyazaki Prefecture.

Honda Equips 'N-Box' Light Car With 'Honda Sensing' as Standard Feature

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:52
Honda Motor Co Ltd announced Aug 31, 2017, that it has fully remodeled the "N-Box" tall wagon-type light car for the first time in five years and nine months (second generation) and will release it Sept 1, 2017.

Tokyo Invests in 2 Mega Solar Plants in Fukushima, Gunma

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:48
The Tokyo metropolitan government announced Sept 19, 2017, that it has invested in and given loans to two mega (larger-scale) solar power plants in its Public-private Partnership Renewable Energy Fund project.

JAG Energy Starts Up 15MW Solar Plant in Gunma

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:55
JAG Energy Co Ltd announced Sept 20, 2017, that it has completed a solar power plant with an output of about 15.4MW in Tsumagoi-mura (village), Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

'Washable' PV Cell Attached to Clothes

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:52
A Japanese research group developed a stretchable, waterproof ultra-thin organic solar cell that can be attached to clothes and washed.

Onkyo's Shaker Turns Walls, Home Appliances Into Speakers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:27
Onkyo Corp developed a shaker that can be attached directly to housing materials, the surfaces of home appliances, etc to play music and voices.

Toshiba et al Test Large-size EV Bus in Malaysia

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:40
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp and other three companies started to test a large-size EV bus system that can run 30km (approx 18.6 miles) with 10 minutes of charging.

Orix Sets Up 950kW Rooftop Solar Plant in Ishikawa

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:23
Orix Corp announced Sept 11, 2017, that it has completed a solar power plant with an output of about 950kW in Kahoku City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Interview: Audi Japan President on Global Shift to EVs

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:20
Toru Saitou, president of a Japanese subsidiary of Audi AG, explained the history and automobile technologies of Audi at Automobile Council 2017, which took place from Aug 4 to 6, 2017, at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

Vehicle-type Grass Cutter Employed for 1.86MW Solar Plant in Fukuoka (2)

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:55
Grass cutting is done about twice per month at the site of the Miyama Takata Power Plant. To satisfy the standard set by the company, which is "to keep the height of grass below 30cm," grass cutting so often is essential for this power plant.

Smart Solar Begins Construction of 2.6MW Solar Plant in Kumamoto

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:04
Smart Solar Corp had a ceremony to pray for safe construction of a 2.6MW solar power plant in Nagomi-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, July 20, 2017, and started construction of the plant.

Tamagawa Holdings Completes 9.5MW Solar Plant in Aomori

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:02
Tamagawa Holdings Co Ltd announced July 24, 2017, that it has completed a solar power plant with an output of about 9.5MW in Misawa City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

TSE-listed Infrastructure Fund Takes Over Solar Plants in Yamaguchi

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:24
As you go over the Suo Ohashi Bridge from Hofu toward Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, you will find Mount Fujio, which appears to be rising from the sea. The top of the mountain is a park from where Yamaguchi Bay can be viewed.

Solar/wind-powered Street Lamp Used for Disaster Prevention, Monitoring, Tourism

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:06
NTN Corp announced Sept 12, 2017, that it has provided "NTN Hybrid Street Lamp," which automatically turns on an LED lamp by using solar and wind power, for the "Joint Research for Making IT-based System for Disaster Prevention/Monitoring/Tourism."

1MW Biomass Gasification Power Plant Starts Operations in Yamagata

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:00
ZE Energy Inc and ZE Design Co Ltd constructed a woody biomass gasification power plant in Mogami-machi, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, and started to sell electricity generated at the plant to Tohoku-Electric Power Co Inc based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme July 18, 2017.

Takara Leben Sets Up 7.8MW Solar Plant in Wakayama

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:57
Takara Leben Co Ltd announced July 14, 2017, that it has built a mega (large-scale) solar power plant on the premises of a golf course in Kamitonda-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, and had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant.

Mazda Sees 'Super-lean-burn' Engine in 2019 (2)

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:19
Mazda expects to use a mechanism that switches to combustion with a theoretical air-fuel ratio (stoichiometry, excess air ratio: 1) when the excess air ratio becomes lower than about 2 at the time of compression ignition.

Mazda Sees 'Super-lean-burn' Engine in 2019 (1)

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:17
Mazda Motor Corp will commercialize a next-generation gasoline engine that combusts fuel by "compression ignition (CI)" instead of "spark ignition (SI)" in 2019.