Japanese firms look abroad for renewable energy opportunities

By Staff reporter 30 March 2017

Japanese banks and utilities are investing in more renewable energy projects overseas, according to RenewEconomy.

Softbank, an early-mover in Japan’s solar market, is seeking to develop $20 billion-worth of solar energy projects in India with domestic firm Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn.

The company is also involved in developing wind farms in Mongolia supported by financing from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Elsewhere, Tepco and Chubu Electric Power joint venture Jera is investing in Indian renewable energy firm ReNew Power Ventures.

Meanwhile, Tokyo Gas is investing in...

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