Japan is investing more into hydrogen fuel cells

Fuel cells may be the power of the future in Japan Japan has come to show strong favor for hydrogen fuel cells. In recent years, the country has been supporting the creation and purchase of fuel cell vehicles, but fuel cells can be used for much more than transportation. This fact has not been lost on the Japanese government, of course, as it has been making use of hydrogen fuel cells to provide residential energy for many years now. In 2015, Japan’s ENE-FARM, a massive stationary fuel cell power plant,…

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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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Japan’s METI seeks support of new hydrogen production initiative

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METI looks for funds to develop hydrogen production system Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) has requested more money from the government in order to develop a new hydrogen supply system. The agency is seeking $400 million in order to develop this system, which will produce hydrogen fuel that will be used for new vehicles. Japan is currently considered one of the most attractive markets for hydrogen transportation due to the country’s already robust infrastructure. METI believes that the infrastructure can be improved, however, through a new economically-friendly…

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Hydrogen fuel cell funding in Japan tops $240 million

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Hydrogen energy in Japan seems to be gaining significant momentum as the government continues to throw its support behind the alternative energy. This week, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced that hydrogen and fuel cell research funding in the company totals $240 for the current fiscal year. The announcement reflects the country’s long-standing favor for hydrogen fuel energy and other forms of renewable fuel. This love for hydrogen reached new highs in the months following last year’s earthquake and tsunami disasters that ravaged the country’s energy infrastructure. The…

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