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Japan's solar panel makers suffer as power plant demand fades

Global players skip major trade show for waning market

PV Japan, one of the country's biggest solar power expos, drew fewer companies and a smaller crowd at this year's opening June 20. (Photo by Yukinori Hanada)

TOKYO -- Japan trails much of the world as both a producer and a market for solar power technology, struggling to keep pace with the cheaper and plentiful competition overseas.

PV Japan, one of the country's largest solar trade shows, was held in Yokohama last month with 92 exhibitors, about 10% fewer than in 2017.

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