Germany-multinational energy giant RWE Supply & Trading has entered into the Japanese energy trading market by establishing a new subsidiary in Tokyo.
Japanese utility Okinawa Electric has selected OSIsoft to accelerate its digital transformation as part of efforts to improve customer services.
Japanese vehicle brand Toyota and Chinese mega-manufacturer BYD have announced the launch of their new joint-venture, BYD Toyota EV, which will see the two giants conduct shared research and development of electric vehicle (EV) technology.
There is however one concept that’s brought disparate technologies both to maturity, and cohesion, and will, in this decade, surround us in daily society, driven by the need to fight the ever more urgent climate change challenges facing the population: the smart city
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The Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), which the company says can produce, store and supply as much as 1,200 cubic metres of hydrogen per hour – powered by renewable energy.
Hydrogen production is an expensive and intensive process, but a new discovery by researchers at the Tokyo University of Science has led to a novel technique of using rust and light to speed up hydrogen production as much as 25 times current production norms.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan.
Ennet Corporation has selected Driivz for the provision of smart EV charging services.
Moixa has announced that its GridShare smart software is optimising 100MWh of batteries across 10,000 homes in Japan. This is the largest single fleet of batteries under management in the world.