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Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd developed a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that uses an ionic liquid as a solvent of its electrolyte.
Next Energy & Resources Co Ltd announced Oct 28, 2014, that it has released a newly-developed mounting system for solar power generation systems.
Ichigo Group Holdings Co Ltd started to operate two solar power plants in early October 2014 in Hokkaido, Japan.
The Tokyo metropolitan government announced Oct 24, 2014, that it has selected JAG Energy Co Ltd (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) and Sparx Asset Management Co Ltd (Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo) as managers of the "Private-public Renewable Energy Fund," which is aimed at the promotion of (1) the use of renewable energy in a wide area and (2) the introduction of renewable energy in Tokyo.
Japan Display Inc developed an 8-inch 4k super-high resolution LCD display and a next-generation automotive display and will exhibit them at Display Innovation 2014, which runs from Oct 29 to 31, 2014, in Yokohama City, Japan.
Nissin Electric Co Ltd announced Oct 16, 2014, that it has developed the industry's first 250kW PV inverter that is for outdoor use and has a direct-current (DC) collection function, which is usually provided by a collecting box.
Konica Minolta Inc developed a transparent conductive film that can be made by using a new inkjet technology and forming a metal mesh structure.
Fuji, the predecessor of Fujipream, was established in 1982 as a distributor of packaging materials. The technology for high-quality lamination of different materials was developed through (1) the in-house production of the machines for producing packaging materials and (2) production and distribution of packaging materials. The company calls it "precision lamination" technology.
A Japanese research group announced Oct 24, 2014, that it has developed an artificial joint using a pair of muscle pieces made by tissue culture for the first time in the world.
Shinnihon-consultant Co Ltd performed a ceremony to celebrate the completion of "NiX Yatsuo Solar Power," a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of 1,260kW, Oct 20, 2014.
Bit-isle Inc announced Oct 21, 2014, that Terra Power Co Ltd will build two mega (large-scale) solar power plants with a total output of 19MW in Hyogo and Kagoshima prefectures in Japan.
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA) announced the results of the evaluation of the automatic braking systems of 26 kinds of vehicles under the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) Oct 24, 2014.
The "Kama Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 3MW, in Kama City, Fukuoka Prefecture, was constructed by Kobe Bussan Co Ltd, which franchises "Gyomu Super" wholesale food stores.
Eneres Co Ltd and Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced Oct 16, 2014, that they will start a field test of energy management using the "Leaf to Home," a power supply system based on Nissan's Leaf electric vehicle (EV).
Broadband Tower Inc announced Oct 15, 2014, that it has started to construct a 1.2MW solar power plant in Minakami-machi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, and will start to sell electricity generated at the plant in February 2015.
Many near-future sensing technologies were exhibited at Sensor Expo Japan 2014, which took place from Sept 17 to 19, 2014, in Tokyo.
Harima Science Garden City, which is in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture, and is located about a 15-minute drive from JR Aioi Station, has a number of research institutes. "SPring-8," the large-scale synchrotron radiation facility of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, is also located in Harima Science Garden City.
The Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc announced an overview of the "Project for Verification of Technologies With Hybrid Storage Battery System," which will be carried out in the Oki Islands (Shimane Prefecture), Oct 15, 2014.
NGK Spark Plug Co Ltd decided to commercialize an "intake oxygen sensor" for controlling the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) systems of passenger cars for the first time in the world.
Kokusai Kogyo Co Ltd, which is affiliated with Japan Asia Group Ltd, announced Oct 14, 2014, that it was selected as a power producer for a solar power generation project using a final waste disposal site.
Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) succeeded in synthesizing a new magnet that contains less Nd (neodymium, rare earth material) and has higher magnetic properties than Nd2Fe14B (Nd magnet), which is currently the most powerful magnet in the world.
Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc announced Oct 21, 2014, that it has restarted replying applications for grid connection of small-scale renewable energy-based power generation facilities.
Fujimi Solar Energy, a joint venture between Sharp Corp and Orix Corp, started selling electricity generated at a solar power plant with an output of 8MW (direct current) in Fujimi-machi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Oct 1, 2014.
Japanese researchers developed a technology to measure the amounts of blood components such as fat without taking a blood sample anytime, anywhere.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced Oct 20, 2014, that it has received an order for 230 units of its "Solar Ware 500" PV inverter (total capacity: 115MW) for a mega (large-scale) solar power plant being built in Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.