Solar plane soars over Mojave bound for sun-drenched Phoenix

May 3, 2016

Solar plane soars over Mojave bound for sun-drenched Phoenix

A solar-powered airplane took off from California for Arizona early Monday to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 flew from Mountain View south of San Francisco shortly after 5 a.m. Monday for an ...

Mar 24, 2016

Total to build 27-megawatt solar plant in Ishikawa

Total SA will build a 27-megawatt solar power station in Ishikawa Prefecture that will be its first photovoltaic project in Japan. Ise Group and SunPower Corp. will also take part in the ¥10 billion ($89 million) project, according to a statement posted on SunPower’s ...

Feb 26, 2016

Panasonic to cut 50 jobs at solar ingot plant in Oregon

Panasonic Corp. will cut 50 jobs in April at a factory that makes solar ingots in Oregon amid slowing demand for photovoltaic panels in Japan. The plant, which employs about 140 people, began reducing ingot production in January, a Panasonic spokeswoman said Friday. The ...

Feb 9, 2016

Cabinet approves solar-power auctioning in shake-up of sector

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved changes to the country’s incentive program for clean energy, including the introduction of auctions for solar projects in an overhaul of the program that is almost four years old. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet agreed to amend the law ...

Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Sep 16, 2015

Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Parcels of farmland totaling 250 hectares near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are returning to life and being covered with solar panels, amid government incentives to invest in renewable power. At least one village has set up its own tiny power company, ...