Aerial photos capture dark side of solar power plants

Dec 9, 2016

Aerial photos capture dark side of solar power plants


Koichiro Otaki started taking aerial pictures of photovoltaic power stations in April 2015. At first, it was an innocent desire to capture their sheer scale and aesthetic value that motivated him, he says. Solar parks, mostly in rural, desolate areas, were also among the few ...

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 website. ...

/ 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 company plans ...

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 on ...