Japan is a country where solar energy is flourishing because of its Government support through generous feed in subsidy. Till 2007 Japan was the leader in Solar installations, but the fierce Chinese competition and lack of Government support then, shook its position. Japan solar installation has seen a boom. Japan’s share of global PV system revenue […]

Japanese Solar Boom The Japanese solar market has been booming in the last year, thanks to a very generous feed in subsidy being given by the government. This has led to investors pouring money into the solar farm market with a massive 400 MW plant being planned by a German firm. Like other solar booms, […]

The solar industry is going through a major consolidation with hundreds of small and big solar companies failing despite growing solar demand. The reason is massive over capacity created mainly by China. This has resulted in many of the big companies like Q-Cells going down under the weight of billion dollar losses. However, even as […]

Toshiba to Acquire Urenco Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba is looking to expand its nuclear energy business, even as other big nuclear equipment companies such as GE and Siemens are lowering their exposure to the nuclear business. After the Fukushima incident, nuclear energy globally has received a lot of blowback and a number of top global […]

Panasonic halts Solar Panel Expansion Panasonic the iconic Japanese conglomerate which manufactures a mind boggling variety of products is facing the same fate as that of Sharp. Note Sharp which is amongst the top 5 global producer of solar panels announced a massive cutback of its solar manufacturing and retreat from Europe. This was done […]

Japan increases Solar Panel Efficiency Criteria to curtail foreign imports Asian countries like Japan and China routinely erect non explicit barriers to imports to protect their domestic firms. This is not isolated to solar panels but extends to other industries as well. The governments and the financial institutions exhibit a strong nationalistic streak to support […]