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23 Nov
A Japanese research group developed the "bio electric current patch," which uses enzyme reaction to generate a weak current and helps medicine permeate through skin.
23 Nov
Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co Ltd announced Nov 17, 2014, that it has installed and operated a roof sprinkler system at Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co Ltd's facilities for storing hazardous materials and confirmed that it cools the room temperature by 10 degrees C or more.
23 Nov
Double-sided power generation cells are very promising in terms of high conversion efficiency. But, unlike general single-sided power generation cells, they have issues regarding durability and reliability.
22 Nov
Asahikawa City in Hokkaido has approximately 70cm of snowfall on average per year and the temperature frequently drops below zero even in the daytime; in addition, the snow freezes and is slow to melt. "Asahikawa Hokuto Solar Power Plant," featuring 1,250kW of output, generates more power than expected in a place that does not seem suitable for the mega (large-scale) solar power generation business. The operation was started in November 2013.
22 Nov
Eneseed Hibiki Co Ltd (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture), a special purpose company (SPC) jointly formed by the Saibu Gas Group and Asahi Glass Co Ltd, started the full-fledged operation of the 20.5MW-output mega (large-scale) "Eneseed Hibiki Solar Power Plant" in Kitakushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, in October 2014.
21 Nov
Mitsui Chemicals Inc and Tensor Consulting Co Ltd announced Nov 17, 2014, that they have co-developed a technology to detect a decrease in the amount of electricity generated at a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with a high accuracy.
21 Nov
Toray Industries Inc announced Nov 19, 2014, that its thermoplastic carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been employed for Toyota Motor Corp's "Mirai" fuel-cell vehicle to be launched Dec 15, 2014.
21 Nov
The government of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, started the "verification test of the introduction of solar power generation facilities using a reservoir," which will continue for two years from fiscal 2014.
20 Nov
Toko Electrical Construction Co Ltd (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) and the government of Iitate-mura, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, will build a solar power plant with an output of about 10MW in Iitoi Aza Hanatsukayama, Iitate-mura.
20 Nov
N.T.S Co Ltd developed a coating agent that can add flame retardancy to wood, paper, rubber, etc.
20 Nov
Panasonic Corp exhibited a white LED device for automotive headlights at electronica 2014.
19 Nov
Toshiba Corp will show the "SHVC Encode" technology, which converts HD video to 4k video just by adding about 10Mbps of difference data to HD video encoded in MPEG-2 format, etc, at Inter BEE 2014, a trade show on broadcast equipment, which runs from Nov 19 to 21, 2014.
19 Nov
Stylianos Mamagkakis from Samsung Semiconductor Europe announced that the company plans to manufacture blue LED chips by using silicon (Si) substrates with a diameter of 8 inches (200mm).
19 Nov
The government of Kawajima-machi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, announced Nov 11, 2014, that it has selected a power producer for a 7.5504MW solar power plant to be built on the surface of an agricultural reservoir.
19 Nov
Next Energy & Resources Co Ltd, which deals with products related to solar power generation systems, announced Nov 5, 2014, that it will release a 95W middle-sized solar panel for "solar sharing."
18 Nov
FDK Corp developed a slim beacon that is equipped with sensors, measures 34.0 x 51.5 x 2.2mm and weighs 5g.
18 Nov
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd developed a technology that enables to read out identification data (ID) by irradiating an object with light containing ID and taking video of the object with a smartphone camera.
18 Nov
Japan Asia Group Ltd announced Nov 14, 2014, that Kokusai Kogyo Co Ltd (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo), was selected from the public as a power producer for a solar project by the government of Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan.
18 Nov
Nomura Real Estate Development Co Ltd will start to sell houses that were built for sale and are equipped with a solar power generation system, storage battery, charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) and function to visualize energy with an HEMS (home energy management system) in Mitaka City, Tokyo.
16 Nov
Hitachi Ltd developed a technology to increase the energy density of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (LIB) by 100% or more.
15 Nov
The 1.5MW-output "Kitakyushu City Public Solar Power Plant," which was completed in Hibikimachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, in September 2013, was constructed based on the city's environmental activities conducted by its local inhabitants.
15 Nov
Toshiba Corp announced Nov 13, 2014, that it has concluded an agreement with the government of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, to jointly test a stand-alone energy supply system using renewable energy and hydrogen.
15 Nov
Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd announced Nov 7, 2014, that a 1.32MW solar power plant started operations in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
14 Nov
Toshiba Corp developed a new series of its image recognition chips for driving support systems and announced its functions, etc at a press conference of electronica 2014.
14 Nov
NTT Facilities Inc announced Nov 7, 2014, that it has performed a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 4.779MW solar power plant in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
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