Posts Tagged japan


Panasonic To Increase Battery Cell Production In U.S., Asia

Panasonic’s plan to increase global battery production is threefold. Those familiar with Tesla will immediately associate Panasonic with the Tesla Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. The massive structure is still under construction and will be for some time. Reportedly, Panasonic and Tesla are working on an agreement to begin a second…

2 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 13


Could Tesla Jump Start Japan’s Solar Industry?

Tesla may be the ticket to getting Japan’s solar industry back off the ground. Japan’s current solar energy situation is bleak. This is due in part to the country’s tariff system. Added to this, energy storage units are considerably expensive in Japan. One might assume that Tesla’s Powerwall would price out…

4 months ago by Steven Loveday 3

Toyota City Uses Plug-In Hybrids To Balance Power Supply

Toyota has announced a pretty neat  “Virtual Power Plant” project in Toyota City, Japan utilizing its popular 2nd generation Prius Plug-In (AKA Prius Prime in the US), focusing on local production, and local consumption, of renewable electricity. The Plug-in Prii are to be used as one of several elements to regulate power on the…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 12