Large-Scale Solar Projects and Plants in Japan

October 14, 2013 by  
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Asia’s demand for energy is increasing, and part of this demand could be met by the introduction of large-scale solar projects and plants.

Asia is Green takes a look at Japan, where the move away from nuclear energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, would result in more large-scale solar plants replacing her energy needs.

In order to accelerate the supply of solar energy, the Japanese government implemented the revamped feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme in July 2012, which stipulates that solar installations producing more than 10 kW of energy be subsidised with a feed-in-tariff of 42 yen per kWh for a period of 20 years. Read more