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JERA Collaborates with West Corp. for 1GW Solar Power Production in Japan

The biggest power company of Japan, JERA and West Holdings Corporation, have reached a final agreement for developing solar power generation projects in Japan of about 1 GW. The official statement of JERA announces that the company has also concluded a share purchase agreement with a shareholder of West HD to acquire approximately 2.3% of […]

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Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy

Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan, is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity. It may have added another boasting right. Tokyu Railways’ trains running through Shibuya and other stations were switched to power generated only by solar and other renewable sources starting […]

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Panasonic to invest $4.9 bn in EV batteries, supply chain software

Panasonic Corporation is joining the high-growth electric vehicles (EV) market, with plans to invest nearly $4.9 billion in automotive batteries, supply chain software and cyber physical systems, among others. The Japanese company said to achieve its future goals, the group is to invest 400 billion yen (nearly $3.26 billion) in “growth areas” and 200 billion […]

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India, Japan Partner for Electric Vehicles, battery storage, Biofuels, Green Hydrogen

Taking cooperation for  net zero carbon emissions to the next level, India and Japan have instituted a ‘Clean Energy Partnership’ (CEP) by incorporating electric vehicles, EV charging infrastructure, solar sector development, biofuels, green hydrogen and battery storages. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, was in India for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit earlier this week. After […]

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Mainstream Renewable, Aker buy 50% stake in 800MW offshore wind plant in Japan

Wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power and Aker Offshore Wind have closed a deal which will give them a 50% stake in a 800 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind project in Japan, the companies said on Monday. The other 50% stake in the project belongs to renewable energy project developer Progression Energy. Mainstream is […]

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Scientists Design Lithium-air Batteries for Commercial Use in EVs, Drones

The demand for the development of rechargeable batteries with high energy densities has been increasing in recent years. Although lithium-air batteries represent great potential theoretically to be employed in electric vehicles, drones and other storage applications that demand high energy, they haven’t yet demonstrated the requisite efficiency and cycle performance to be commercialised for practical use. […]

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Japan’s JERA to Develop Ammonia-related Tech with Green Fund Backing

Japan’s biggest power generator JERA said it would spend 69.2 billion yen ($597 million) on the development of ammonia-related technology, with nearly 70% covered by the government’s green innovation fund. Ammonia is used as a fertiliser and in industrial materials, but is also seen as a future energy source, along with hydrogen. It does not […]

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Japan selects Mitsubishi Corp-led consortiums for 3 offshore wind projects

Japan’s industry and land ministries have selected three consortiums, all led by Mitsubishi Corp, as the operators for three offshore wind power projects in Akita, northern Japan, and Chiba, near Tokyo, they said on Friday. The announcement is the second set of results of government auctions for offshore blocks under a new law to promote […]

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Scientists from UK & Japan Unravel Perovskite’s High Efficiency Enigma

In their breakthrough collaborative work, scientists from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, the Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have offered explanations for why perovskite materials are seemingly so tolerant of defects in their structure. Their findings have been published in Nature […]

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