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Sharp Corp announced July 24, 2014, that it will transfer its share of a joint venture that produces and sells thin-film solar cells (amorphous silicon solar panels) in Italy.
Shizen Energy Inc (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) announced July 23, 2014, that it had a ground-breaking ceremony for a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2.2MW in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
NSK Ltd demonstrated a prototype of a robot that guides a person through obstacles at the "Robotics Demo Corner" of Techno-Frontier 2014, which took place from July 23 to 25, 2014, in Tokyo.
Real estate company Temwas Co Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo) constructed "Temwas Solar Asakawa Power Plant" on a former golf course in Asakawamachi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, and its completion ceremony took place on July 4, 2014.
Kunitomi Town in Miyazaki Prefecture, which is about a 30-minute drive from Miyazaki Airport, is known for the high ratio of houses equipped with solar panels. The Kunitomi Plant of Solar Frontier (Minato-ku, Tokyo) stands in the mecca for solar panels.
Ken Corporation Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo) announced July 23, 2014, that Ken Corporation and companies affiliated with it are planning to build 68MW of solar power plants in the service area of Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc (TEPCO).
Sharp Corp announced that it has developed a high-brightness, small-size LED for the backlight of small- and middle-size LCD panels with a wide color gamut.
Omron Corp announced July 24, 2014, that it will release an over voltage ground relay specialized for the protection of a grid connected to a solar power generation system Oct 1, 2014.
Sojitz Corp will use Nisso Pronity Co Ltd's mounting systems for its solar power plant being built in Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp started transmitting power from "Iwaki Mega Solar Power Plant" in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, July 17, 2014.
Toko Inc exhibited a prototype of a three-axis LF (low frequency) antenna that is only 0.32mm in thickness at Techno-Frontier 2014, which runs from July 23 to 25, 2014, in Tokyo.
NEC Corp exhibited a prototype of the "MultiSync MD Series" 4k (about 4,000 x 2,000-pixel) medical LCD monitor at International Modern Hospital Show 2014, which took place from July 16 to 18, 2014, in Tokyo.
Orix Corp announced July 18, 2014, that it has started operation of about 2.5MW of solar power generation systems installed by renting the roofs of seven distribution warehouses in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
A Japanese research group developed a rechargeable battery based on a new principle in cooperation with Nippon Shokubai Co Ltd.
Shizen Energy Council (chair: Tokushima Prefecture Governor Kamon Iizumi) put together a proposal to "request to set a goal of increasing the ratio of renewable energy-derived electricity to all the electricity generated to 20% by 2020" at its seventh general meeting July 16, 2014.
Trina Solar Japan Ltd will release the "TSM-PDG5" polycrystalline silicon solar panel, which uses glass on both sides of the panel, in August 2014 in Japan.
Shizuo Tokito, vice director of Research Center for Organic Electronics (ROEL), Yamagata University, announced technologies being developed by his team at a seminar called "Thinking About Future of Organic Electronics" July 11, 2014.
Fuji Sash Co Ltd's Chiba Plant is located along the seafront facing Tokyo Bay in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. In the huge site, which is equivalent to eight Tokyo Domes, Fuji Sash manufactures sashes and other construction materials from dissolving aluminum metal to end products.
Orvis Corp announced July 14, 2014, that it will build and run solar power plants in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Sera-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Canon Inc exhibited a short-focus projector that can project medical images (DICOM images) taken by an X-ray CT scanner, etc at a trade show in Japan.
JAG Energy Co Ltd announced July 16, 2014, that it will raise a total of about 4.4 billion yen (approx US$43 million) through a securitization scheme.
Itochu Corp announced July 15, 2014, that it will build a 44.8MW solar power plant in Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan.
Kokusai Kogyo Co Ltd and JAG Energy Co Ltd concluded an agreement with the government of Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and started to construct a mega (large-scale) solar power plant on land owned by the government.
Omron Healthcare Co Ltd will release a body weight/composition meter that automatically transmits measured data via Wi-Fi July 25, 2014.