Bangladesh Needs a Renewables Focus, Not a Switch From ‘Coal to Gas’: IEEFA

Renewables are cheaper and more sustainable than gas imports, and can provide better energy security in developing nations The emerging markets of Bangladesh and Vietnam are alluring for foreign energy companies looking to make money in the region. But these nations stand to lose both economically and environmentally through a pivot from coal to gas. […]

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Agrivoltaics Promise Coexistence With Agriculture For Solar

Solar, despite great progress for towards becoming the cheapest, greenest and cleanest source of power, still has one weak spot. The large tracts of land that are needed for every MW of solar produced on the ground. At almost 5 acres per MW, this has regularly been pointed out as the biggest achilles’ heel for […]

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Canadian Solar Starts Construction on 143 MWp of Solar Projects in Japan

Canadian Solar announced today that it has commenced construction on four solar projects in Japan totaling 143 MWp. This portfolio includes Canadian Solar’s flagship mega-project, the 100 MWp Azuma Kofuji project located in the Fukushima Prefecture, and other projects totaling 43 MWp in the Ibaraki and Hiroshima Prefectures. Azuma Kofuji 100 MWp The Azuma Kofuji project is Canadian Solar’s largest […]

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Fujitsu, AutoGrid to Boost Renewable Energy use in Japan With VPP Solution

Fujitsu will begin offering Autogrid Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solution in Japan under a new collaboration agreement. Fujitsu Limited and AutoGrid Systems have announced that Fujitsu will begin offering Autogrid’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solution in the Japanese market. Fujitsu will leverage the solution to maximise the use of distributed energy resources in the domestic […]

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Vestas Expands Footprint in Japan With two new Orders

Global wind major Vestas has announced that it has expanded its footprint in Japan with a 43 MW order for the Yokohama-machi Wind Power Plant in Aomori prefecture, Japan. Owned by Japan Wind Development, the project will feature nine Vestas V117-3.45 MW and three Vestas V105-3.45 MW turbines with 94-meter towers. All turbines are delivered in 3.6 MW operating […]

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Canadian Solar Completes 61 MWp Solar Portfolio Sale in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of two operational projects totaling 61 MWp to Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund for JPY 30.6 billion (approximately US$283 million). To finance the acquisition of the 53 MWp Oita Hiji-machi and 8 MWp Miyagi Ogawara projects, CSIF recently completed an international public offering and raised over JPY 18 billion (US$166 […]

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Canadian Solar Closes Japan Green Infrastructure Fund at $208 Mn

Canadian Solar has announced the successful close of the Japan Green Infrastructure Fund securing USD 208 million of committed capital Canadian Solar has announced the successful close of the Japan Green Infrastructure Fund (JGIF). Canadian Solar will partner with Macquarie Advisory & Capital Solutions (Macquarie), the advisory and capital markets arm of the Macquarie Group. Macquarie […]

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Sungrow Supplies 21 MWh Solar-plus-Storage Plant in Japan

Sungrow, a leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, has announced that a 21 MWh utility-scale solar-plus-storage project powered by the Company in Hokkaido, Japan, has been commercially operational since December 2020, demonstrating the continued efforts in maximising profit from solar energy and decarbonising the Japanese economy under the FiT incentives. The project occupies around 85 […]

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ADB & Japan’s METI to Promote Clean Energy in Southeast Asia

ADB and Japan’s METI have signed a MOC to enhance their joint efforts to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to enhance their joint efforts to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia. The cooperation […]

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