New project trials EV to building energy storage

ENGIE, Hitachi Europe and Mitsubishi Motors have joined forces for the ‘smart grid charger’ project

Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel efficiency tests

Mitsubishi Motors has admitted falsifying fuel consumption tests in more than 600,000 cars sold in Japan. In a statement, the car manufacturer explains the testing method its vehicles used to show better fuel consumption rates was different from the one required by the Japanese law. The vehicles affected are the models “eK Wagon”, “eK Space”, “Dayz” and […]

Mitsubishi EV ‘leads UK ultra-green market’

Mitsubishi hybrid cars are the most common ultra-green vehicles in the UK. That’s according to a new analysis made by the RAC Foundation, which found the company’s ‘Outlander Plug-in Hybrid’ model has knocked the ‘Nissan LEAF’ off the top spot. More than 9,000 outlanders have been licensed in the first quarter of 2015 – an 85% […]

Mitsubishi signs 25-year energy agreement in Qatar

Mitsubishi has signed a 25-year agreement to construct, own and operate two energy plants in Qatar. The buildings, a 2.4GW power generator and a water desalination facility (590,000 m3/day), are located 20km south of the capital Doha and scheduled to open in 2017. Mitsubishi has teamed up with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPC) to form a joint venture […]

Foreign giants chosen for UK offshore wind project

DONG Energy has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred turbine supplier for a project in the UK. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Danish wind turbine maker Vestas and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The 330MW first phase of the Walney 3 offshore wind farm will feature the company’s V164 8MW […]

Mitsubishi completes 6.2MW Fukushima solar plant

Mitsubishi Electric has completed installing a 6.2MW solar power plant in northern Japan. The Onahama solar project in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture was built for a venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 5,000 homes as well as reduce 9,800 […]

Mitsubishi buys solar stakes from EDF’s renewable arm

Technology giant Mitsubishi has bought 50% stakes in two new solar projects in France through its London-based subsidiary, Diamond Generating Europe. The projects, with capacities of 36MW and 20MW, are part of the 60MW Crucey and 56MW Massangis solar farms in France and were bought from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN). Mitsubishi said 80% of […]

UK’s first large scale grid battery powered in Orkney

The UK’s first large-scale battery has been connected to the local electricity distribution network in Orkney. The project is part of a trial that aims to find how the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation can be resolved by using large-scale batteries and the role they can play. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) connected […]

Mitsubishi backs German offshore wind farms with €765m

Mitsubishi announced it is backing offshore wind projects in Germany, with an investment of €576 million (£481.2m). The Japanese firm is helping Netherlends-based grid operator TenneT connect wind farms to the power grid. TenneT said Mitsubishi will pay €240 million (£200.5m) for a 49% stake in the BorWin1 and BorWin2 grid connection projects and €336 […]

Mitsubishi buys 50% stake in EDF’s solar plant

Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi has agreed to buy a 50% stake in a French solar plant from EDF Energy’s renewable arm. EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) developed and built the 115MW Toul-Rosières plant located in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in eastern France, which it claims is one of the largest PV power plants in the world. […]