Tokyo – October 8, 2013 – Nikkei Business Publications (President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Tokyo) launched today the English and Chinese versions of its specialized website covering latest mega solar business news, with the aim of facilitating robust growth of the large-scale solar power plant market and related industries. The Japanese version of the same website was opened one week ahead on this October 1.
Renewable energy sources, specifically solar power, are attracting lots of attention in recent years. Following the adoption of Feed-in Tariff Scheme in Japan, many companies are rushing to apply for the construction of large-scale solar power plants, and new openings of such plants are expected to increase over the next several years. Nevertheless, stable operation of mega watt-scale photovoltaic systems over the long period of time requires highly-advanced technologies, while also implementing measures against possible risks. For the large-scale solar plant market at its predawn period to continue achieving a sustainable growth, related industries need to keep close eyes on latest trends at home and abroad. With this in mind, Nikkei BP launched its new three-language website dedicated for megawatt-scale solar farm business.
The new website, managed by Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute (http://cti.nikkeibp.co.jp), features the following two series in English, Chinese and Japanese.
“Visit to Plant”: The Nikkei BP Editorial Team visits pioneering solar farms to report on success stories in drawing up a business plan, negotiating with financial institutions, selecting the equipment, and launching the system.
“News”: Daily updates on latest stories and new products on large-scale solar plant business
The Japanese version carries additional two column series as below;
“Feature Story” (in Japanese only): Delivers latest trends on a specific theme every month. The first episode of the series features “business model”. What is the key in gaining returns from investment? Which panel and which power conditioner should be selected for the solar generation system? The story provides general guidance on implementing a business model to selecting products.
“Troubleshooting” (in Japanese only): Provides information for preventing troubles beforehand. What if the solar generation system breaks down in just five years of usage, despite the initial plan of operation for as long as 20 years? The collective knowledge of experts will help provide advices and clues for such questions.
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Nikkei Business Publications is part of The Nikkei group, which has newspaper publication as its main business and three additional business divisions of digital media, publishing and broadcasting under its umbrella. Covering a wide variety of specialized areas including business, computer, electronics, construction, services and medicine, Nikkei Business Publications, in July 2008, merged with its sister company, Nikkei Home Publishing, to also bring consumer magazines into its portfolio.