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Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant

Softbank Corp. has selected Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as the site for Japan’s largest solar power plant, with an output capacity of at least 200,000 kw, industry sources said Wednesday. Softbank subsidiary SB Energy Corp. is planning the facility in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Japanese Developers Find Growing Interest in Homes With Solar Panels

TOKYO — When new trends in apartment living emerge, they often take hold quickly in fad-conscious Japan. That is what happened with “solar apartments,” residential buildings that have solar panels on their roofs. Now, such buildings are being aggressively promoted … Continue reading

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Banyan: Old king coal

Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet “OUR civilisation”, wrote George Orwell over 70 years ago, “is founded on coal.” Unlike Europe’s, Asia’s still is. In 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), … Continue reading

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Sunny days ahead for the solar power industry

The solar power industry in Asia and other key growth markets is struggling in a competitive bloodbath. Companies are producing far more solar cells and panels than they can sell. However, demand for solar power has been stimulated by the … Continue reading

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Film promotes Japan energy revolution

The known world has already been through three pivotal epochs: the agricultural, industrial and information-technology revolutions. Now, a fourth is taking place: the renewable-energy revolution. Herald: German film director Carl Fechner, whose campaigning documentary, “The 4th Revolution — Energy Autonomy,” … Continue reading

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Is Berlin Still in the Nuclear Power Business?

Is Berlin Still in the Nuclear Power Business? Germany plans to shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022, like this one in Bavaria. But is it helping to export the technology elsewhere? The German government may be … Continue reading

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Sunny days ahead for the solar power industry

The solar power industry in Asia and other key growth markets is struggling in a competitive bloodbath. Companies are producing far more solar cells and panels than they can sell. However, demand for solar power has been stimulated by the … Continue reading

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