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Total And SunPower Join Forces To Build Solar Power Plant In Japan

Total and SunPower and ISE Group, have started up a 27-megawatt-peak photovoltaic power plant in Nanao on Japan’s Honshu Island. Completed one year after the beginning of construction, the plant will generate clean and reliable electricity to serve thousands of Japanese households on the island. The Nanao plant is jointly owned by ISE Group, which holds 50 percent interest, with Total and SunPower each holding a 25 percent interest.

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Clean Energy Revolution For Japan: Inauguration Of Asia’s First E3 Power Plant

Six years after the natural disaster and the reactor catastrophe in the Fukushima prefecture, governor Masao Uchibori has inaugurated the first E3 power plant by pressing the button that starts the operations. The clean energy power plant by ENTRADE, located at the small health resort Nishigo, uses biomass which is available in the region – for instance pellets derived from waste wood and sawdust – to provide a hotel and a spa resort with electricity, heat and cooling. After the successful start-up of the pilot plant further E3 power plants shall be set up during the following weeks.

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Japan’s Jera Accelerates Growth Of India’s ReNew Power With $200m Investment

JERA Co., a joint venture between two of Japan’s largest utility companies, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co has invested $200m in ReNew Power, one of India’s largest clean energy companies, as its first investment in the Indian energy sector, where significant economic growth has brought increased demand for electricity. In addition, the Indian government has set a target of introducing 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind power generation by 2022. The acquisition of a 10 percent stake values ReNew Power at $2 bn.

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Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Tokyo Century And Yonden Complete 14.5 MW PV Plant In Japan

Takacho Yasudago Mega Solar Hatsuden LLC, an enterprise jointly established in October 2014 by Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., Tokyo Century Corporation and Yonden Engineering Company, has announced the completion of a 14.5 MW solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The project has significant local community engagement as it seeks to revitalise it and the installation, which began operation on November 2, generates an estimated 16,060 MWh per year — enough to power 5,000 typical households.

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Looking To The Future, Nagasaki Airport Completes 30MW Solar Power Plant

SOL de Omura Minojima Solar Power Plant is the biggest solar installation in Nagasaki and is also one of the biggest in Japan. It is located next to Nagasaki Airport’s 3,000-meter runway and expected to generate approximately 37 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual power consumption of 7,500 households in Japan. The project benefited from the support of regional companies, and electricity generated by the power plant is being sold to Kyushu Electric Power Company.

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SPI Energy From China, Completes And Grid Enables 2.4MW PV Plant in Japan

Located 50km north of Tokyo, the utility-scale Nishiura PV plant covers a total land area of 26,562 square meters and will produce around 3 million kWh of solar electricity per year. The power generated by the 2.4 MW solar park will be sold to a Japanese company under a 20-year power purchase agreement for 831.6 million yen, under which the project will receive 32 yen/kWh of electricity produced under Japan’s feed-in tariff (FIT). SPI Japan owns 100% of the project and will oversee all operations and maintenance requirements of the plant over the course of its lifetime.

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Japan’s Sumitomo Boosts Sustainable Pelletized Biomass In Brazil

With the participation of Sumitomo Corporation, Brazil’s Cosan Biomassa will increase its exports to Japan and Europe along with increased domestic sales, of up to 45 million tons/year of sugarcane pellets. Cosan has developed a fuel pellet made from sugarcane residues such as bagasse from the sugar mill and straw left over in the sugarcane field, and built a large-scale production plant (annual capacity 175,000 tons), the world’s first, last September. It commenced commercial production in December 2015.

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Japan’s Sumitomo And Brazil’s Gerdau Announce Major Wind Sector Partnership

The partnership combines Japan Steel Works’ world leading manufacturing technologies, mainly in the energy sectors, with Sumitomo’s significant experience and knowledge within the renewable energy and wind-related sectors; and brings the strengths of these two companies together with Gerdau’s strong production base. This “Gerdau Summit” will focus on the production and sale of forged products for wind power generation in the Latin American market with a focus on Brazil, where Gerdau is the largest long steel manufacturer. Production is expected to begin in 2017.

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