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Japan’s NEDO Collaborate with US’s DOE to Accelerate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

| Energy News, News | 10/10/2017

NEDO and US DOE - Logo

NEDO and DOE Announced Collaboration to Accelerate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Date: October 10, 2017
Source: NEDO

NEDO and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announce a collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell data sharing of safety research and development to accelerate progress towards mutual goals, including energy security, resilience, and economic growth.

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PanaHome Start Japan’s First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

| Energy News, Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 10/05/2017

Microgrid System for Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima

Launch of Japan’s First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes

Date: Oct 5, 2017
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Selected in 2017 for METI’s subsidy program to promote local energy production for local consumption by leveraging regional characteristics

HYOGO, Japan — PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to embark on the urban development of a microgrid system (a regional energy distribution management system) (*1) starting October 2017.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova will build Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant in Istanbul, Turkey

| Energy News, Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 09/17/2017

Energy from Waste System

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build Istanbul’s First Energy from Waste Plant

Date: Sep 15, 2017
Source: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant for municipal solid waste is to be built in Istanbul. The turnkey contract, together with one-year operation has been awarded to the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova together with its Turkish partner Makyol. The plant will process 1 million tonnes of waste per annum generating around 70 MW of electricity.

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Solar Frontier, a solar panels and system solutions provider, developed 28 MW of solar project sites in Fresno County, California

| Energy News, News, Tokyo News | 09/12/2017

Solar Frontier - Logo

Solar Frontier Americas Completes Development Phase and Sells 28 MW of Solar Projects to Capital Dynamics

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Solar Frontier Americas Development

TOKYO, Sept. 12, 2017 — Solar Frontier Americas Development, a leading U.S. solar developer and subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced today it has sold two fully developed solar project sites to Capital Dynamics. Located in Fresno County, just South of San Joaquin, California, the sites combined have a planned capacity of 28 megawatts DC. Capital Dynamics, a Swiss-based asset management company investing in private equity and clean energy infrastructure, plans to execute construction on the projects. The projects are packaged with permits and power purchase agreements (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric.

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NEC received order for the largest energy storage system in Switzerland

| Energy News, News | 09/08/2017

NEC Corporation and NEC Energy Storage Systems

NEC to Supply 18 MW Energy Storage System to Major Swiss Utility

Date: Sep 8, 2017
Source: NEC Corporation

Tokyo, Japan & Westborough, Massachusetts, USA – September 8, 2017 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC, announced today that NEC ES is supplying Switzerland-based Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ) with an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh GSS® Grid Storage Solution. Once completed in early 2018, this project will be the largest battery energy storage system in Switzerland*. It will be owned and operated by EKZ, one of Switzerland’s largest power distribution companies.

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MIURA Co., Ltd. Develops a 4.2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration System for Commercial Use, with Overall Energy Efficiency of 90%

| Ehime News, Energy News, Products & Services, Reports | 08/15/2017

Figure: The 4.2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Unit for Commercial Use

MIURA Co., Ltd. Develops a 4.2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration System for Commercial Use, with Overall Energy Efficiency of 90%

Date: Aug 7, 2017
Source: NEDO

Commercial sales to begin in October; will help to fulfill market release goal of METI’s Strategic Roadmap

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NEC, SMUD and SpaceTime partner to deliver smart energy solutions in Japan

| Energy News, News | 08/08/2017

NEC, SMUD and SpaceTime

NEC, SMUD and SpaceTime partner to deliver innovative solutions for electric power companies

Date: Aug 7, 2017
Source: NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (NEC), SMUD and SpaceTime Insight (SpaceTime) have announced a new co-innovation business model and started offering smart energy solutions for electric power companies.

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Hitachi High-Tech and Etrion Corp completes 9.5MW PV project in Aomori, Japan on time.

| Energy News, News | 07/23/2017

Aomori-Prefecture-9-5MW-PV-2

Etrion completes Japanese 9.5MW PV project on time and within budget

Date: Jul 21, 2017
Source: PVTech By Amanda Lennon

Sweden-based independent solar producer Etrion Cooperation has finished a 9.5MW utility-scale PV project in Japan, connecting the last two remaining sites totalling 4.2MW to the grid.

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Kyocera to construct Japan’s largest solar power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture

| Energy News, News | 05/27/2015

Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills Power Plant

Kyocera, Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Century Tokyo Leasing Announce Construction of 92MW Solar Power Plant in Japan
Date: May 27, 2015
Source: Kyocera Corporation

- One of Japan’s largest solar installations to provide equivalent power for roughly 30,500 households –

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Mitsubishi and TEPCO win contract to build $2.5 billion gas-fired power plant in Qatar

| Energy News, News | 05/25/2015

Mitsubishi and TEPCO

Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company Participate in IWPP Project in Qatar – The Two Companies Succeeded in The International IWPP Tender
Date: May 25, 2015
Source: Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) are pleased to announce that a 25-year power and water purchase agreement (PWPA) has been reached between Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) and K1 Energy, a joint venture established by MC and TEPCO, each holding an equity share of 98.5% 1.5%, respectively*. The agreement is the result of an international tender issued by the KAHRAMAA in May 2014.

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JGC Launches Operations Business for Mega-Solar Power Plant in Kamogawa, Chiba – 125,000 solar panels manufactured by TOSHIBA and KYOCERA

| Energy News, News | 03/19/2015

JGC Corporation - Toshiba Kyocera Chiba

JGC Launches Operations Business for Mega-Solar Power Plant in Kamogawa, Chiba
Date: Mar 19, 2015
Source: JGC Corporation

JGC Corporation has completed a mega-solar power plant in Kamogawa, Chiba, which began commercial power generation on January 6th of this year. Today (March 19th), a ceremony was held at the site to celebrate the completion and pray for safe operation of the plant. The ceremony was attended by Kamogawa Mayor Takao Hasegawa, Deputy Mayor Masao Shoji, City Council President Toshinori Tatsuno, and JGC President Koichi Kawana, among other guests.

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Asahi Glass’s Tech Makes Power Generation Possible on Former Salt Farm in Hyogo Pref.

| Energy News, News | 03/12/2015

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. - Lightweight solar panel

Mega-solar System in Ako-city to Begin Operation – AGC Group’s Tech Makes Power Generation Possible on Former Salt Farm
Date: Mar 10, 2015
Source: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, March 11, 2015 — AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Takuya Shimamura) held a ceremony on March 10, 2015 to celebrate completion of the Mega-solar System (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Ako Photovoltaic Power Station; Power generation capacity: approximately 4.2 Megawatts), which was built in Ako-city, Hyogo Prefecture. AGC constructed the system on a former salt farm to use the site effectively.

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N. Chandrababu Naidu invited Japanese firms to build smart community in Andhra Pradesh capital

| Energy News, News, Science and Technology News | 03/06/2015

Expanding Technology Cooperation for Smart Community in Andhra Pradesh

AP woos Japanese companies to build smart communities
Date: Mar 5, 2014
Source: The Dollar Business – by Sai Nikesh

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has sought Japan’s co-operation for developing a world class capital like Tokyo, and also for better cooperation in sectors like energy, infrastructure and industrial development.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Receives Order for World’s Highest Level of Energy Efficiency LPG Carrier from Astomos Energy

| Energy News, News, Transportation News | 03/02/2015

World's Highest Level of Energy Efficiency LPG Carrier

MHI Receives Order for Very Large LPG Carrier from Astomos Energy
Date: Mar 02, 2015
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

- Fourth Sister Vessel Since First Order in 2013 Provides World’s Highest Level of Energy Efficiency, Enabling Passage through New Panama Canal -

Tokyo, March 2, 2015 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.

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Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing to develop world’s largest floating solar plant in Chiba Prefecture

| Chiba News, Energy News, News | 01/18/2015

World's largest floating solar plant in Chiba Prefecture

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing to Develop 13.4MW Floating Solar Power Plant on Reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Date: Dec 22, 2014
Source: Kyocera Corporation

- Providing the equivalent power used by roughly 4,700 typical households, installation set to become the world’s largest floating solar plant –

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Japanese Govt Discover 746 New Methane Hydrate Spots, and Sample from Sea of Japan

| Energy News, News | 12/27/2014

Japan Methane Hydrate Map

Govt samples methane hydrate from Sea of Japan
Date: Dec 25, 2014
Source: Jiji Press

The industry ministry said Thursday it has succeeded in obtaining samples of sea-bottom soil that contains methane hydrates, seen as a next-generation domestic energy source, in a survey off the country’s Sea of Japan coast.

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Toshiba Supplies Traction Energy Storage System for Tobu Railway

| Energy News, News, Transportation News | 12/19/2014

Toshiba - Traction Energy Storage System

Toshiba Supplies Traction Energy Storage System for Tobu Railway
Date: Dec 18, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has supplied a traction energy storage system (TESS) to Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. TESS stores traction energy generated by decelerating trains as they enter a station and releases it as needed when trains accelerate from the station. The system is planned to operate from December 22.

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Hitachi Joins Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia

| Energy News, Green Business News, News | 12/03/2014

Hitachi Participation in Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia

Participation in Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia
Date: Dec 3, 2014
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

Tokyo, December 3, 2014 — Hitachi, Ltd. (President & COO: Toshiaki Higashihara), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (President & CEO: Nobuhide Hayashi), Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (President & CEO: Junichi Nishizawa), and THE Power Grid Solution Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Kiyonori Morita) today announced that they have been selected to carry out a feasibility study for a smart community demonstration project in the Republic of Slovenia being run by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as part of its international project for technologies and systems related to energy consumption efficiency.

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Panasonic developed smart town have “self-distributing” energy system and reduce 70% CO2 of emissions

| Energy News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News, News | 11/30/2014

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Goes Into Full-Scale Operation Near Tokyo
Date: Nov 29, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Fujisawa, Japan – The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corporation spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), held today a grand opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. With its core facility supporting sustainable development of the town and its community now coming into operation, the Fujisawa SST is moving from the construction stage into a new stage where the town is nurtured to grow in full-scale into an eco and smart town that puts a high priority on the residents’ lifestyles.

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Japan plan to utilize surplus electricity of renewable energy for producing hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles

| Energy News, News | 10/06/2014

Using hydrogen produced with excess power from renewable energy sources.

Surplus green energy eyed for fuel-cell cars
Date: Oct 06, 2014
Source: The Japan News

The Yomiuri Shimbun – The Environment Ministry will begin a model project in which surplus electricity generated from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, will be utilized to produce hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles.

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Panasonic developed industry’s smallest pin-size lithium ion battery for wearable gadgets

| Energy News | 10/03/2014

Panasonic - Smallest Lithium Ion Battery

Panasonic Commercializes the Industry’s Smallest*1 Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, features the high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). Mass production and shipping are planned to begin in February, 2015 with a monthly production of one hundred thousand units.

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11 Japanese companies to gather for producing methane hydrate from offshore

| Energy News | 10/01/2014

Japan Petroleum Exploration Company Limited (JAPEX)

Establishment of New Company for Participation in R & D Project of Pore-filling Type Methane Hydrate
Date: Oct 1, 2014
Source: Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX)

It is pleased to announce that Japan Methane Hydrate Operating Co., Ltd. (JMH) was established on October 1, 2014 aiming to participate in the Medium to Long-term Offshore Production Test from pore-filling type methane hydrate which will be conducted by the Japanese government.

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has received order concentrating solar power system from Japanese Gov.

| Energy News, Kanagawa News | 09/26/2014

HSTS solar thermal collecting system

BHK Selected by Ministry of Environment to Develop CSP Technology – Targeting Establishment of Low-cost, Highly Operational System -
Date: Sep 26, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Yokohama, September 26, 2014 — Babcock-Hitachi K.K. (BHK), a group company of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), has been contracted by Ministry of the Environment to develop the technology for a concentrating solar power (CSP) system as one of its 2014 projects to develop and verify technologies for enhancing measures to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The contract calls for BHK to develop a low-cost, highly operational solar power generation system. MHPS will also participate, and after the two companies integrate effective October 1, MHPS will carry on the contracted work in full.

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Japanese steel bridge manufacturer Komaihaltec Inc. gets tailwind from midsize turbine business

| Chiba News, Energy News, Green Business News | 09/23/2014

Wind turbines generate electricity at Komaihaltec's plant in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture.

Komaihaltec gets tailwind from midsize turbine business
Date: Sep 23, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review – by TAKAHISA MIWA

TOKYO — Bridge and steel frame manufacturer Komaihaltec has caught wind of a new market opportunity, selling midsize wind turbines for use in mountainous regions, remote islands and other areas where power supplies are inadequate.

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Fukuoka Gov. expect a lot [from FCVs] in terms of revitalising Fukuoka’s local economy

| Energy News, Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 09/19/2014

Fukuoka Gov. Hiroshi Ogawa, right, visits an FCV exhibition on Aug. 19 in Fukuoka.

Fuel-cell cars to hit market in ’15
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Source: The Japan News by Naoki Ogawa and Hajime Yamagishi
Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), which use hydrogen and have zero emissions, will soon be on the market. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to release the “ultimate eco-friendly cars” by the end of this fiscal year, which ends on 31 March.

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Japan to start “Green Hospitals” project to aim 35% energy-saving effect and CO2 emission reduction in Vietnam

| Energy News, Green Business News, International Cooperation Reports | 09/01/2014

Japan's Green Hospitals Project in Vietnam

Demonstrating “Green Hospitals” in Vietnam – Aiming for 35% Energy-Saving Effect with Energy Efficient Air Conditioning and Energy Management System
Date: Aug 26, 2014
Source: NEDO

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will launch a demonstration project that will introduce about 1,000 energy efficient inverter air conditioners (ACs) and energy management systems to achieve energy efficiency for two hospitals in Vietnam, one in Hanoi and the other in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Japanese Oil Firms Discovered Oil in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c Offshore Southern Vietnam

| Energy News | 08/21/2014

Vietnam Oil - Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c

Discovery of Gas and Condensate Offshore Southern Vietnam – Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Source: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

Idemitsu Oil & Gas Co., Ltd. (Operator, President: Kosuke Tsuji), JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (President & CEO: Shunsaku Miyake) and Teikoku Oil (Con Son) Co., Ltd. (President: Kenji Kawano) are pleased to announce the discovery of gas and condensate at the fourth well in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c offshore southern Vietnam.

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Mitsubishi to test new High-efficiency 2MW Gas Engine to confirm world’s highest level of power generation efficiency

| Energy News | 08/06/2014

MHI - High-efficiency 2MW Gas Engine

MHI Develops High-efficiency 2MW Gas Engine
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

- Demonstration Testing of Prototype to Commence in September To Confirm World’s Highest Level of Power Generation Efficiency -

Tokyo, August 6, 2014 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), as part of the Strategic Innovation Program for Energy Conservation Technologies operated by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), has developed a 2-megawatt (MW) 16-cylinder high-speed gas engine achieving one of the world’s highest power generation efficiency ratings in a high-speed gas engine.

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Japan Demonstrate Waste Heat Recovery System at Steel Plant in India

| Energy News, International Cooperation Reports | 08/04/2014

NEDO - Sinter cooler waste heat recovery system flow

Demonstration of a Waste Heat Recovery System at a Steel Plant in India – Reducing Electricity Consumption by 6%
Date: Jul 31, 2014
Source: NEDO

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Steel of the Government of India, has completed a demonstration project on a Japanese waste heat recovery system at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India.

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Japan to support Brazilian offshore oil drilling and grain transportation

| Energy News, International Cooperation Reports | 08/01/2014

Japan and Brazil

Japan to support Brazilian offshore drilling, infrastructure
Date: Aug 1, 2014
Source: NIKKEI – by OKI NAGAI

BRASILIA, Brazil — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed Friday to pursue cooperation in areas including offshore oil drilling and grain transportation.

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Japanese Govt plans to join shale gas development in Mexico for importing cheap natural gas

| Energy News | 07/25/2014

Japan's Gas Import Routes From US and Mexico

Japan eager to join Mexico shale gas development
Date: Jul 26, 2014
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

The government plans to join shale gas development in Mexico, aiming to start imports of the cheap natural gas in the mid-2020s, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

At a summit meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to be held Saturday in Mexico, they are expected to reach an agreement to strengthen bilateral energy cooperation, according to sources.

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New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO, published Japan’s first white paper on robotics

| Energy News, International Cooperation Reports | 07/23/2014

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) - Robotics White Paper 2014

Japan’s NEDO publishes robotics white paper
Date: Jul 21, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese researchers are calling for the use of more robotics technologies in society.

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO, has put together Japan’s first white paper on robotics. It is titled the “2014 White Paper on Robotization of Industry, Business and Our Life“.

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