The Fall of Japanese Solar companies Japanese solar companies such as Sharp, Mitsubishi, Kyocera and Panasonic used to rule the solar market in the last decade. These companies had better technology and the advantage of a large domestic market in Japan. However, with the boom in the European market and the entry of the Chinese […]

Nuclear Energy – Japan Japan is an extremely fossil fuel resource poor country similar to the likes of India and South Korea. It needs to import billions and billions of dollar in coal, oil and gas every year to run its economy. The country’s leadership realized the problem of energy security early enough and invested […]

Is Japan losing its Solar focus? Japan has seen an unprecedented boom in solar power generation after the country shut down its nuclear power plants and started to give a generous feed in tariff (higher electricity prices) for solar electricity. This has led to 6+GW of installations in the last 2-3 years and made Japan […]

Japan to slow down on Solar Japan could be the biggest risk to solar demand in 2015, as the country is facing grid connection issues and changes in FIT. Japan has seen a massive boom in solar demand in 2013 and 2014 with generous FIT leading to a huge ramp up in solar capacity installations […]

Asia Pacific is all set to become solar champions in the second half of 2014. China and Japan continue the unabated construction of solar projects, but other than these two countries others like India, Thailand and Australia are expected to be large contributors. according to a research by NPD Solarbuzz, Asia Pacific will account 60% […]

METI to Survey The Japanese Solar Farms The Japanese solar boom has continued unabated over the last one and half years with massive FITs leading to every Tom, Dick and Harry rushing to Japan to build a solar farm. Gambling operators and Goldman Sachs have also thrown their hats into the ring. When GS invests […]