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Japan Certifies 7.7GW of Non-residential Solar Systems in February

2014/05/21 21:48
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced data on the introduction and certification of non-residential renewable energy-based power generation facilities as of the end of February 2014.

According to the data, which was announced May 16, 2014, the total capacity of non-residential (10kW or higher capacity) solar power generation facilities in operation in Japan increased by about 7% from approximately 6,210,000kW as of the end of January 2014 to 6,650,000kW as of the end of February 2014.

On the other hand, the total capacity of non-residential solar power generation facilities certified in Japan increased by about 27% from 28,774,000kWh to 36,516,000kWh during the same period. It seems that, in view of the lower tariff starting from fiscal 2014 under the FIT scheme, many power producers hurried to have their facilities certified within fiscal 2013.