October 12th, 2012 | by Andrew
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has approved 725 megawatts of new renewable power installations in just two months, a pace that sets it on track to exceed end of March 2013's projected total by the end of 2012. More than 80% of the total approved through the end August are large-scale, non-residential solar PV systems.
August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew
Having built the company into Japan's largest residential solar power provider, West Power Holdings is ramping up its solar power investments with an initiative that aims to add 500 MW of clean, renewable power to the national grid. West Holdings plans to build 250 solar power plants across the country, partnering with China's JA Solar and South Korea's LS Industrial in doing so.
August 17th, 2012 | by Andrew
Orix Corp. is the latest company to announce it's expanding and entering Japan's solar power market following the July introduction of a renewable energy feed-in tariff. The company may up its investments further, financing as much as 400-MW of solar power projects in Japan.