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The mega (large-scale) solar power plant with a total output of 19.5MW, which is being constructed by the Daiwa House Group on about 300,000m2 of land of the former Kaijima Coal Mine in Miyawaka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, is nearing full-fledged operation.
Oji Holdings Corp established a micromachining technology based on a high-precision coating technology for fine particles and succeeded in improving the brightnesses of LED and OLED by about 100%.
Energy Bank Japan (EBJ) Co announced March 5, 2014, that it has launched a power production business using a biogas-based cogeneration system in addition to a solar power generation system at Tarumi Sewage Plant in Kobe City.
Sakata Co Ltd exhibited various metal parts used to attach solar panels on folded-plate roofs at a trade show in Japan.
NTT Docomo Inc will make its "Air Stamp" technology available to companies that provide services for smartphone users. The technology notifies a smartphone user of his/her entry into a certain area (check-in function) by using a smartphone application.
Comsys Holdings Corp started to construct a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant with an output power of about 5.859MW in Kitaibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Aplix IP Holdings Corp developed a 0.8mm-thick Beacon module and exhibited it at Retail Tech Japan 2014, a trade show that runs from March 4 to 7, 2014, in Tokyo.
Konica Minolta Inc announced March 4, 2014, that it has developed a white OLED lighting panel with an efficiency of 131lm/W and a light-emitting area of 15cm2.
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd and Daiwa Energy Co Ltd had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 2.65MW mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant in Hayato-chou, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, March 3, 2014.
Nichiei Intec Co Ltd exhibited a steel-based mounting system targeted at solar plants in heavy-snow regions at a trade show in Japan.
Panasonic Corp exhibited three kinds of OLED lighting panels that it has been developing at LED Next Stage 2014, a trade show that runs from March 4 to 7, 2014, in Tokyo.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp exhibited prototypes of various OLED lamps at LED Next Stage 2014, a trade show that runs from March 4 to 7, 2014, in Tokyo.
Eurus Energy Holdings Corp announced that a 30MW mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant has been completed by Eurus Energy Group in Shiranuka-chou, Hokkaido, and started operations Feb 13, 2014.
West Holdings Corp announced Feb 26, 2014, that a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant built by the company has been certified according to an international standard.
Alps Electric Co Ltd developed what it claims is the world's smallest magnetic field sensor chip measuring 1.15 x 1.15 x 0.56mm.
The electrodes of the "battenice" rechargeable battery can also be formed with metal materials such as copper, copper alloy, nickel, aluminum, silver, gold, zinc, tin, etc.
Nevertheless, the "battenice" rechargeable battery has many advantages over Li-ion rechargeable batteries. For example, it has a very high output density, does not cause liquid leakage or fire (due to thermal runaway), eliminates concern about material procurement, has a long cycle life, etc.
The Kashima Plant of Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co Ltd, a Sumitomo Forestry Group company, in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, is located on the Kashimanada coast, where a steady wind blows throughout the year and large windmills operate in the neighboring areas.
Micronics Japan said that the "battenice" rechargeable battery has the following advantages.
Nitto Denko Corp developed an encapsulating sheet that is for solar panels and efficiently converts light in a certain wavelength range to light in a different wavelength range.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) exhibited a technology to optimally combine storage batteries with a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant at the 4th Int'l Smart Grid Expo.
Moff, a Tokyo-based venture firm, developed a toy that can be linked to a smartphone and exhibited it at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp announced Feb 24, 2014, that it has received an order for the installation of 18.4MW of solar power generation facilities for a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
The Furukawa Battery Co Ltd developed a magnesium (Mg)-air fuel cell for emergency use.
Kyocera Corp announced that it has developed a polycrystalline silicon solar cell (for volume production) with a conversion efficiency of 18.6%, which is higher than the company's previous record of 17.8%.