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Japan’s GPIF and ADB Partner to Finance Green Projects

ADB and Japan’s GPIF recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds. “We are pleased to collaborate with GPIF on this […]

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China’s CATL Joins Next Energy for Battery Storage Business in Japan

CATL will provide the components for storage batteries and its Japanese partner Next Energy & Resources will be in charge of assembly. China’s CATL, the world’s largest maker of electric car batteries has partnered with Next Energy and will start selling products for homes and businesses in Japan in 2020 with an eye toward tapping […]

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Siemens Gamesa Receives 1st Offshore Wind Supplier Nomination in Japan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind project in Japan Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind project in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita Offshore Wind Farm project, and a long-term service agreement. All deliveries are subject to Obayashi Corporation’s final investment decision. […]

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Japan Shifts Focus to Nuclear and RE to Cut Carbon Emissions

Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet, said Japan faces […]

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Panasonic and GS Solar to Collaborate on PV Technology

Japanese multinational electronics conglomerate, Panasonic has reached a collaboration and acquisition agreement with Chinese solar energy solutions provider GS-Solar Company Ltd. in the field of photovoltaic technology. Under the agreement, GS-Solar will acquire Panasonic’s solar manufacturing subsidiary, Panasonic Energy Malaysia, while establishing a new company with Panasonic. With the Chinese firm holding a 90 percent […]

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Canadian Solar Secures $48 Mn Credit Facility For Development of Solar Projects in Japan

The Company intends to utilise the facility to develop more high-quality solar power projects in Japan. Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has expanded and renewed its credit facility with a syndicate of four finance leasing institutions led by Sumitomo Mitsui […]

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E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy to Co-Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Japan

E.ON intends to transfer its experience and technical know-how from its 1.8 gigawatts (GW) installed offshore wind capacity from Europe to Japan. E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Japan. The cooperation is focused on fixed bottom projects and starts with a study to jointly […]

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Japan’s JERA To Grow Renewable Energy Investment to 5 GW by 2025

The world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) JERA, a day after becoming Japan’s major electricity generator has announced that it will increase its investment in Renewable energy. According to the company, JERA aims to spend around 70 % of its investment budget for the next seven years on renewable energy and liquefied natural […]

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Sony Enters RE100 Initiative for 100% Renewable Energy

RE100 consists of companies committed to using 100% renewable electricity, and comprises over 140 member companies worldwide of which Sony is now a part. Sony Corporation has joined RE100, an initiative operated by the international non-government organization (NGO) The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, a UK based environment researcher. In so doing, Sony will aim […]

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