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  • Japan to add 1.8GW of PV this year on large-scale surge

    Japan will install more than 1.8GW of solar power capacity this year, after a new subsidy triggered a surge in large-scale projects, predicts research firm NPD Solarbuzz. Japan’s solar market has traditionally relied on residential systems but a new, very generous feed-in tariff introduced by …

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  • MHI to Conduct Science Class on Wind Power Generation in Iwaki City, Japan

    On December 4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will conduct a science class by request at the Iwaki Municipal Onahama Dai-ichi Elementary School in Fukushima Prefecture as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The class, to be offered to approximately 120 fifth and …

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  • 46 vessels through Northern Sea Route

    Never before have so many vessels used the northern Sea Route for cargo transport between Europe and Asia. (Photo: Rosatomflot) The 2012 navigation season on the Northern Sea Route is coming to an end. Never before have so many vessels taken the Arctic shortcut between …

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  • Toshiba Offers Expansive Support For Wind Power Generation

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Toshiba Corp. (6502) is launching a broad-based service for companies that want to get into the renewable energy business by building wind power plants. By offering the service, Toshiba hopes to expand sales of generators and other wind power-related equipment that it is currently …

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  • JGC To Take Part In Large Carbon Sequestration Trial

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–JGC Corp. (1963) has won an order to supply a key facility for a government project aimed at evaluating the safety and cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The project is to be carried out in Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture, under the lead of …

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  • Hitachi Completes Acquisition Of U.K. Firm Horizon

    TOKYO (NQN)–Hitachi Ltd. (6501) said Monday it has completed its acquisition of U.K. nuclear development firm Horizon Nuclear Power. Hitachi bought all the outstanding shares in Horizon from German utility firms EON AG and RWE AG. The Japanese company plans to build two to three …

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  • Vestas-Mitsubishi Talks Focus on Biggest Offshore Turbine

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to build the biggest offshore turbine for the $81 billion wind-energy industry, bolstered by securing financing Monday through 2015.   Vestas Chief Financial Officer Dag Andresen said the Aarhus-based company was talking with …

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  • Asia to account for quarter of offshore market to 2016: BTM

    Asia will soak up a quarter of the offshore wind turbines installed from now until 2016, with demand in Germany, Sweden and the US progressing more slowly than previously envisaged, according to market researcher BTM Consult. Some 470MW of new offshore wind capacity was brought …

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  • New Renewable Energy Projects Equal To 1 Nuclear Reactor

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Renewable energy projects that went online in Japan between April and October had a combined output of 1.15 million kilowatts, roughly equivalent to one nuclear reactor, according to government data released Friday. Output totaled 886,000kw for residential solar panels and 240,000kw for other projects …

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  • Russia Mulls Electricity Export To Japan From Sakhalin

    MOSCOW (Nikkei)–The Russian government is considering exporting electricity to help Japan cope with tight supply conditions in the wake of last year’s nuclear crisis, The Nikkei has learned. The plan envisions construction of a power plant on the island of Sakhalin in the Russian Far …

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