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2 May
Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd developed a new electronic control technology for semi-active suspensions.
2 May
As you get off the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) at Toyama City, a light rail transit (LRT) is waiting, while shared bicycles are available to be used all over the city. Toyama City is known for its cutting-edge traffic system with low environmental impact.
2 May
Japan Asia Group Ltd had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a solar power plant with an output of about 12.537MW built in Oi-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, April 21, 2015.
2 May
Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd developed a method to easily measure myoelectricity by attaching a compact sensor to a human body.
2 May
According to the global sales plan (four-wheeled vehicles) for fiscal 2015 ending March 31, 2016, that Honda Motor Co Ltd announced April 28, 2015, the sales volume of the Honda group is expected to be 4,655,000 units (the US accounting standards), an increase of 291,000 units from fiscal 2014.
1 May
Q: What is the key control point when storage batteries are employed with mega solar power plants?
1 May
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) had the eighth meeting of the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook Subcommittee, Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, April 28, 2015, and announced a proposal concerning the desirable energy mix (composition ratios of power sources) in 2030.
1 May
Japan Asia Group Ltd announced April 16, 2015, that Ryukyu Kokusai Kogyo Co Ltd has completed a 1.039MW solar power plant in Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
1 May
Toshiba Corp started volume production of a 13-Mpixel BSI (back-side illuminated) CMOS image sensor.
1 May
Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd showed a sensor device that is placed on a bed to measure the pulse rate, breathing rate, volume of blood pumped, pulse rate fluctuation, etc of a patient or care receiver.
30 Apr
We realized again the impact of renewable energies on the grid system following the suspension of connections. The issue regarding the influence of rapid fluctuations in the output of solar power generation facilities on the frequency of the grid system has become obvious in Hokkaido and Okinawa, and projects for mega (large-scale) solar plants equipped with storage batteries are starting.
29 Apr
Tome Nature Energy LLC and the government of Tome City (Miyagi Prefecture) concluded the "Agreement to Cooperate at the Time of Disaster" April 27, 2015.
29 Apr
Toshiba Corp started test operation of a hydrogen energy storage system that it installed in collaboration with the government of Kawasaki City April 20, 2015.
28 Apr
Mazda is willing to release a PHEV probably because its sales in Europe accounts for a large percentage of its total sales. The company's sales volume in Europe in fiscal 2014 (the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015) was 229,000 units, an 11% increase from fiscal 2013. It was even larger than the company's sales volume in Japan, which was 225,000 units in fiscal 2014, an 8% decrease from fiscal 2013.
28 Apr
Mazda Motor Corp is likely to release a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) with its next-generation power train.
28 Apr
A 1.7MW floating solar power plant started operations on the Kotoike reservoir in Inami-chou, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
28 Apr
Four companies including Kyocera Corp announced April 10, 2015, that they will develop a solar power plant with an output of about 14.5MW in Taka-cho, Taka-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
28 Apr
The "Tanigahara Solar Power Plant" is a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of 1MW on "Tanigahara Distributing Reservoir" in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
25 Apr
Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc and Tohoku-Electric Power Co Inc respectively announced a plan to install a large-capacity storage battery system for a power grid April 22, 2015.
25 Apr
Oriental Shiraishi Corp, a Japan-based construction company, announced April 13, 2015, that it has started the operation of a 1.5MW solar power plant at its manufacturing plant in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
24 Apr
How will Toyota Motor Corp, whose global sales volume exceeded 10 million units per year, compete in China, which has the world's largest auto market? We interviewed Hiroji Onishi, senior managing officer of the company and CEO of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co Ltd, at Autoshanghai 2015.
24 Apr
Sumitomo Corp and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas acquired shares of Willey Battery Utility (WBU), a storage battery manufacturer based in the US, through Perennial Power Holdings (the US subsidiary of the two companies).
23 Apr
Fujitsu Ltd developed a service that monitors the operation of small-scale solar power generation facilities by using a cloud service.
23 Apr
The strength of Suzuki Motor Corp lies in small cars both in and outside Japan, but China-based automakers are also becoming aggressive in the segment. We interviewed Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co Ltd on its strategies.
23 Apr
IHI Plant Construction Co Ltd started the operation of a test solar power plant using the "Direct Wafer" technology developed by 1366 Technologies Inc, the US-based venture firm.
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