Japan

Scaling down silicon carbide inverters
Japanese scientists have actually examined the performance of SiC gadgets in sub-kilowatt applications. A 790g tool was examined in a small PV generator system that included a battery as well as optimum power factor tracker circuit in the very same real estate. Contrasted to typical mini inverters the SiC tool revealed 3% greater performance
Feb 17, 2020 // Technology, Inverters, Japan, Asia, silicon, carbide inverters
Japan's Tokyo Gas gets 63-MW solar plant
Japanese business Tokyo Gas Carbon monoxide Ltd (TYO:9531) revealed on Wednesday it has actually obtained a 63.2-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Gunma prefecture from property, renewable resource and also personal equity company Asia Pacific Land (APL).
Feb 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Japan, pv power plants, Asia
Japanese researchers test printing on perovskite
Scientists from 3 Japanese colleges have actually established a procedure based upon inkjet printing they claim might decrease the expense of perovskite solar battery manufacturing. The team produced little cells with effectiveness as high as 13.19%, a number they declare is assuring sufficient to use the opportunity of scaling approximately business manufacturing.
Feb 11, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Japan, Asia, perovskite
SolarEdge gets JET qualification in Japan
Significant PV inverter producer, Solardge Technologies has actually acquired JET accreditation (Japan Electrical Safety as well as Environment Technology Laboratory) in Japan for its solitary stage little and also domestic industrial inverter array.
Feb 10, 2020 // Manufacturing, Japan, Asia, SolarEdge, residential, pv inverters
Japan sets feed-in tariffs for the 2020 Japanese Financial Year
Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) in Japan for solar PV systems have actually now been provisionally set by the national Ministry of Energy Trade and Industry (METI) for the next financial year, which starts in April.
Feb 6, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Tariffs, Japan, Asia, rooftop PV, feed-in tariffs, third-party ownership
Ricoh launches solar cell for indoor applications
The Japanese electronics company has actually produced a solid-state, dye-sensitized solar cell for combination into sensing units and customer electronics. The company states the gadget can generate electricity from indoor light.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Japan, Asia, solar cell, Ricoh, Tetsuya Tanaka
JRE 'diversifying financing' for 200MW solar in Japan
Tokyo-headquartered developer Japan Renewable Energy Corporation(JRE )has partnered with a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing(SMFL )for three solar PV jobs with a combined overall of 200MW capability that are under construction in Japan'' s Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures.
Feb 5, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Japan, Asia, JRE, sumitomo, smfl, kagoshima, kumamoto
Forecasting solar power generation with 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting'
The 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting' task established by Chile's Institute of Engineering Sciences of the University of O'Higgins, Canada's Laval University and Japan's Kyoto University, seeks to make short-term, high-resolution forecasts of solar power generation.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Canada, Chile, South america, Asia, North America, Rodrigo Verschae
New perovskite guarantees 38.7% effective tandem cells
Japanese researchers have recognized a perovskite material with a strong band edge gap and high stability which they say might offer 38.7% efficiency if utilized in the right tandem cell architecture.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Japan, solar cells, Asia, perovskite
Auction winner: Interconnection constraints limiting big solar in Japan
Rising interconnection costs and constraints are impacting Japan’s ability to contract large-scale solar capacity, according to a project winner in the country’s latest PV auction.
Jan 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Japan, FiT, utilities, Asia, auction, interconnection, METI, curtailment, energy transition, Constant Energy, ciel & terre international, franck constant, Eva Pauly
Japan awards just 39.8MW in fifth solar auction
Japan has awarded just 39.8MW of PV capacity in its fifth solar auction, despite there being more than 416MW initially on offer.
Jan 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Tariffs, Japan, Asia, auction, tariff, METI
Japan’s fifth solar auction delivers final lowest price of $0.10/kWh
Only 39.8 MW of PV projects were allocated in the fifth round of Japan’s procurement program for large-scale solar. The lowest price offered was ¥10.99/kWh ($0.10) and the highest ¥13.0, for an average price of ¥12.57.
Jan 27, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Japan, Asia
Japanese scientists study photosynthesis and Chl f for future solar application
A group of scientists from several Japanese research universities have found new information on where exactly the molecule of chlorophyl f is located and how it works. The research was conducted to better understand the photosynthesis process in order to be able to apply this knowledge practically, including solar industry.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Asia, chlorophyl f
Panasonic creates superlight perovskite solar module with efficiency of 16%
The 3 millimeter thick module has an 802 sq cm area. The weight of the panel has been decreased via an ultrathin glass substrate, while conversion rate has been increased by an ink-jet coating technology.
Jan 22, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, perovskite, MODULES & UPSTREAM MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY
Toyota to develop ever driving solar car
Japanese Corporations Toyota Motor and Sharp collaborate with NEDO to make a brand new e-car powered by solar with no need for charging. Based on the most efficient solar panels, the developers are working to create a solar battery powerful enough to let a car drive forever.
Jan 16, 2020 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, Asia