Articles tagged with: Japan

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

19 Jun 2020, 09:54

Itochu, a major Japanese corporation which has sold over 330MWh of residential battery storage systems in its home market, has invested ¥1 billion (US$9.35 million) in TRENDE, a renewable energy retailer which counts utility company Tokyo Electric Power among its major shareholders, with a view to launching a range of renewable energy and storage-enabled services.

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Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

6 Mar 2020, 14:33 • By Andy Colthorpe
Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

With Japanese companies keen to learn from their counterparts in deregulated energy markets such as the UK, the Japan Energy Challenge provided the ideal forum for exchanging ideas. Andy Colthorpe reports.

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PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

4 Mar 2020, 06:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

It has always been anticipated that by the early 2020s, the feed-in tariff would have tapered away in Japan’s booming solar market. Andy Colthorpe speaks with analyst Izumi Kaizuka at RTS Corporation to learn more about what the future holds for post-subsidy solar in Japan.

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

17 Jun 2019, 15:55

US software and data company Autogrid has continued its roll-out of solutions into Japan’s evolving electricity market, joining a virtual power plant (VPP) project that could add more than 10,000 assets by the end of 2021.

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Japan: Converging factors sending energy storage sales upwards

4 Apr 2019, 15:00 • By Andy Colthorpe
Japan: Converging factors sending energy storage sales upwards

Andy Colthorpe caught up with Moixa CTO Chris Wright to hear about how a tie-in with trading company ITOCHU and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is creating smarter energy networks in Japan using solar, batteries, electric cars – and Moixa’s GridShare software platform.