Next Energy & Resources to Set Up 5MW of Used Solar Panels

Next Energy & Resources Co Ltd (Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture) announced that it will build solar power plants using only used solar panels.

Next Energy & Resources aims to set up 5MW of used solar panels in total in Japan by 2018. The company has been engaged in the reuse of solar panels since 2005. Thus far, it has inspected and evaluated several tens of thousands of used panels. In the previous fiscal year, the company has purchased more than 5,000 used panels, and it continues to actively purchase panels in this fiscal year.

As the purchasing price set by the FIT policy is decreasing, there is a growing need to reduce the cost of introducing solar power generation facilities in Japan.

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