Toshiba To Launch Innovative Photovoltaic Power Business For Apartment Buildings In Germany To Work With Leading German Real-estate Company

Toshiba to Launch Innovative Photovoltaic Power Business for Apartment Buildings in Germany To work with leading German real-estate companyToshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that the company will enter the solar power business in Germany with a new on-site consumption model for apartment buildings. It will initiate the business in March next year after installing systems in apartment buildings in Villingen-Schwenningen and Ostfildern, in Baden-Wuerttemberg, operated by GAGFAH, Germany’s largest real-estate company.

Itochu Announces Start Of Construction Of Africa's Largest Photovoltaic Power Generation System In South Africa

ITOCHU Announces Start of Construction of Africa's Largest Photovoltaic Power Generation System in South AfricaITOCHU (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that Scatec Solar (Norway), in which ITOCHU owns a 37.5% stake, has concluded an agreement with Eskom , the South African state-owned power utility, to sell power for a period of 20 years, on May 9, 2013.

Panasonic Hit Photovoltaic Cells Demonstrate High Pid Resistance

Panasonic HIT Photovoltaic Cells demonstrate high PID resistancePanasonic announced that its HIT photovoltaic module’s high-level of resistance to potential induced degradation (PID) has been verified by the results of tests conducted within and outside the company. The test conditions set by the third party organization were very stringent among those applied for various PID tests reported by several organizations. The successful passing of such a severe endurance test has confirmed the high quality and high reliability of Panasonic HIT modules.

Japanese University Builds Photovoltaic Wall On Campus

Japanese University Builds Photovoltaic Wall on CampusThe Tokyo Institute of Technology disclosed the "Green Hills 1st Building," a new building constructed in the Ookayama Campus of the university, to mass media.

The university installed 650kW of photovoltaic (PV) panels on the south and west sides and the roof of the building like a wall. Also, the building is equipped with a variety of power-generating/saving facilities such as 100kW of phosphoric-acid fuel cells (PAFCs), refrigerator using the high-temperature exhaust heat of the PAFCs, desiccant air conditioner using the low-temperature exhaust heat of the PAFCs and heat pump using soil heat.