Japan to be home to the world’s largest floating solar energy system

Companies partner to build massive solar farm Japan is lacking in terms of land, being a relatively small country when compared to neighboring China, but this has not diminished the country’s interest in renewable energy. The Japanese government has been showing strong support for solar energy in recent years, and this enthusiasm is beginning to take hold among some of the country’s largest corporations. The problem, however, is that solar power systems tend to take up considerable land resources. The Tokyo Leasing Corporation and the Kyocera Corporation may have found…

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Floating solar power station goes online in Japan

A recently launched solar energy plant in Japan floats on a water reservoir. After its completion in May, a solar power station that has been built on top of a reservoir in Hyogo prefecture, has begun operation and is the third floating station of its kind built by electronics company Kyocera, which intends to build dozens of these stations on reservoirs around the country, especially in regions where there is not enough land to build a utility-scale plant for solar energy generation. Kyocera is one of the largest vertically-integrated producers…

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Solar energy continues to see success in Japan

Document highlights the progress that solar power has made in 2013 Solar energy has found major success in Japan thanks to support from the country’s government. The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has released a new document that outlines the progress that the solar sector has made in 2013. The document highlights government incentives that have supported the adoption of solar power among homeowners and businesses alike. One of these incentives is the country’s solar feed-in tariff, which is considered one of the most aggressive energy initiatives in the…

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Solar energy capacity in Japan continues to grow

Solar capacity reaches new heights in Japan thanks to government initiatives Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has released a new report concerning the country’s installed solar energy capacity. Japan has become one of the most attractive solar markets in the world, largely due to its aggressive feed-in tariff. The feed-in tariff is based on a similar measure that had promoted the adoption of solar power in Germany. The German initiative had proven so successful that the government had to cut back on the tariff’s benefits or risk financial…

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Solar energy feed-in tariff in Japan set to receive changes

Japan Solar Energy

Japanese solar energy tariff may be up for change Japan has adopted an aggressive stance on the matter of renewable energy. The country has been looking to break away not only from fossil-fuels in the past year but nuclear energy as well. Since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which sparked one of the worst nuclear crises that the world has seen since Chernobyl, Japan has been working to adopt other forms of renewable power. Solar energy is one of these renewable powers that has won support from the Japanese government and…

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Japan quickly becoming a leader in solar energy

Japan Solar Energy

Solar energy is a primary focus for Japan Japan is on its way to overtaking the U.S. and Germany in terms of solar energy installations. The country has been investing heavily into solar energy for some time, but has retained a strong focus on fossil-fuels over the past several years. In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, however, the country began putting more emphasis on renewable energy. Hydrogen fuel and solar energy have become very popular subjects in Japan and the country is beginning to outpace others in terms…

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