Japan's Panasonic to scrap solar cell production

Business / Corporate Jan 31, 2021

Japan's Panasonic to scrap solar cell production

Electronics giant Panasonic Corp. has decided to scrap its unprofitable solar cell manufacturing operations amid ever-increasing price competition, it was learned Sunday. Solar cell production at the company's Malaysian plant and its unit in Unnan, Shimane Prefecture, will be terminated by the end of March ...

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

National Nov 19, 2019

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

After recent typhoons ravaged the nation's power grid and disrupted services to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with existing rooftop solar capacity to create backup electricity networks. The backbone would be the ...