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Ample to grow EV battery swapping

San Francisco based electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping venture Ample has raised $160 million in its latest funding round.

Blockchain for solar panel recycling in Japan

Solar PV manufacturer Next Energy and trading conglomerate Marubeni are to collaborate on used solar panel recycling.

Tokyo Olympics: The high cost of low carbon Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, also referred to as the 'hydrogen Olympics' has indeed utilised a great deal of the clean energy resource, however, lowering emissions has come at a hefty cost to the country.

Toyota’s Woven City – a future smart city prototype

Toyota’s Woven City is being developed as a place where people live, work and play in a real-world living laboratory.
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Asia Pacific governments increasingly looking to floating offshore wind power

A new study released by research firm Wood Mackenzie, states that floating offshore could be the next frontier in wind power development in Asia Pacific.
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Toyota kickstarts city of the future at Japanese R&D site

Toyota Motor Corporation, in partnership with subsidiary Woven Planet, has started the construction of its prototype city of the future in Japan.
Oracle Utilities supported Chubu Electric Power Grid Co with their smart meter rollout in Japan.

Smart data drives Japanese utility’s success

Japanese power utility Chubu Electric Power Grid Co., Inc. is committed to providing a stable supply of high-quality energy in a safe and reasonable form to deliver on the realisation of a low-carbon society. This...

P2P energy trading blockchain solution developed by Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric and Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new blockchain technology for peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading.

Sony makes DC microgrid software open source

Sony is making available its DC microgrid Autonomous Power Interchange System (APIS) software module freely available for use.

Joint venture for virtual power plant delivery in Japan

Toshiba and Next Kraftwerke are establishing a joint venture to provide virtual power plant technology to renewable energy asset owners and aggregators.