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A ceremony to pray for the safe construction of Eurus Energy Holdings Corp's 8MW solar power plant took place in Fukushima Prefecture April 8, 2014.
Solar Power Network (SPN) Inc announced April 16, 2014, that it will rent the roof of Nissan Motor Kyushu Co Ltd's building, install a 2.13MW mega (large-scale) solar power plant on it and sell solar electricity to Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc.
Suzuki Motor Corp had a meeting to explain technologies developed for its light and compact vehicles in Tokyo April 16, 2014.
The government of Fukushima Prefecture started operation of a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with an output power of about 1.2MW on the property of Fukushima Airport.
Marubeni Corp announced April 10, 2014, that it will build a 28.3MW solar power plant in Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and start a power generation business.
Panasonic Corp announced that it has conducted a verification test of a thermoelectric tube and confirmed a power generation capability of 820W/m3 with waste heat of 96 degrees C water.
Ricoh Imaging Co Ltd announced the "Pentax 645Z" medium format digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera equipped with a large-size 51.4-Mpixel CMOS image sensor April 15, 2014.
Imai Mega Solar Oita Hoso Power Plant, which is affiliated with Imai Seisakusho Co Ltd, started to construct a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant with an output capacity of about 11MW in Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan.
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd announced that its office building having an environmentally-conscious design has been completed April 11, 2014, in Toyoma City, Japan.
Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd developed a piezoelectric sensor by using a polyolefin foam with a foam structure designed by the company.
A mega (large-scale) solar power plant with about 7MW total output is being built on the site of the former Makurazaki Airport in Makurazaki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. K Clean Energy (Makurazaki City, Kagoshima Prefecture), a special purpose company (SPC) jointly formed by Orix Corp and Kyudenko Corp, will operate the power plant business.
Ichigo Group Holdings Co Ltd announced that it will build a 43MW solar power plant in Showa-mura, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Toshiba Corp developed a technology to reduce power consumption of a device by frequently switching its SoC to the "deep sleep" mode.
Atox Co Ltd developed an unmanned robot that checks the conduction state of solar panels by using sensors while autonomously moving on their glass covers.
Nippon Mektron Ltd exhibited a "flexible tactile sensor" made by using a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board at a trade show in Tokyo.
Shimizu Corp started test operation of a 10MW mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant that it constructed in Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd showed a prototype of the Copen kei sports convertible to the press prior to its official announcement scheduled in June 2014.
An industry-university research group started an operation test of a "system that supplies direct-current (DC) electricity using natural energy" in Nushima (island), Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in April 2014.
Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd announced that it has completed construction of a 23MW solar power plant in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, Japan, April 1, 2014, and started power generation at the plant.
A Japanese research team developed a technology to form made-to-order artificial bones by using a 3D printer.
The Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc announced that it will use a "hybrid power storage system" to compensate the unstable outputs of solar and wind power generation facilities in a field test.
Tomy Co Ltd announced that it will release the "Omnibot" series of toy robots that can be controlled by voice and hand gestures instead of a remote, etc.
Kintetsu Corp and the governments of Nara Prefecture and Oyodo-chou (Nara Prefecture) have established a system that enables to supply electricity to, for example, a shelter in case of emergency from a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant located in Oyodo-chou by using an electric vehicle (EV).
A field test will start to be conducted to drastically reduce the costs of introduction and maintenance of a flood control system by eliminating the need for the power source of sensor nodes that measure water level and the amount of rainfall.
Solar Frontier K K and Chopro Co Ltd will build and operate a 29MW solar power plant on a site adjacent to Nagasaki Airport in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.