Solar Impulse 2 set to resume round-the-world flight

Apr 16, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 set to resume round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2 sun-powered plane will resume its record-breaking flight around the world within days, leaving Hawaii when weather permits, a spokesman said Friday. The experimental aircraft was grounded in July when its batteries suffered problems halfway through its 21,700-mile (35,000-kilometer) trip. “The ...

Mar 23, 2016

Japan's Obayashi considers major offshore wind project

Obayashi Corp. is considering building a wind power project with as much as 455 megawatts of capacity off the coast of Akita Prefecture, amid a push by the local government to expand the use of clean energy. The Tokyo-based construction company plans to begin ...

Mar 8, 2016

Wind power to produce hydrogen in Fukushima

The Abe government plans to draw up a program by summer to promote wind and geothermal power generation in Fukushima Prefecture to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles, officials said. The hydrogen will be transported to the Tokyo area to provide a ...

Power plan complaints up

Mar 5, 2016

Power plan complaints up

The number of complaints and consultations over the full liberalization of Japan’s electricity retail market in April is surging, informed sources told Jiji Press on Friday. The number of reports given to the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan about unsolicited door-to-door sales and ...

Feb 28, 2016

Solar Impulse plane makes first maintenance flight in Hawaii

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has made a successful test flight in Hawaii, where it has been grounded for repairs on its round-the-world trek, the Swiss-based project said Saturday. “The first Solar Impulse 2 maintenance flight took place on Friday 26 of February ...