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Sep 2014

Big Transition From Rooftop To Utility-Scale Solar Occurs in Japan

02 September 2014 | Posted by Zachary

Big Transition From Rooftop To Utility-Scale Solar Occurs in Japan

With a large population and limited land, a lot of Japan's solar power growth has been occurring on rooftops. However, a big shift seems to be underway, a shift to utility-scale solar.

The news comes from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPVEA), which received information from 39 major manufacturers to come up with the results. In the first quarter of 2014, rooftop solar modules dropped to 86% of what they were in the same period in 2013. Non-residential solar modules shipped in the first quarter of 2014 rose considerably, however: 162% of what they were in Q1 2013.

Residential module shipments were 493,478 kW in Q1 2014, while non-residential were 1,388,305 kW. Utility-scale solar (part of the previous number) came to 657,144 kW.

Most of the companies' modules stayed in the country, as module exports only accounted for 2% of the market.

These statistics aren't perfect, however, as only 39 out of the 47 manufacturers surveyed responded.

Image Credit: ykanazawa1999 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license)

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Big Transition From Rooftop To Utility-Scale Solar Occurs in Japan

02 Sep 2014 | Posted by Zachary

With a large population and limited land, a lot of Japan's solar power growth has been occurring on rooftops. However, a big shift seems to be underway, a shift to utility-scale solar.

The news comes from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPVEA), which received information from 39 major manufacturers to come up with the results. In the first quarter of 2014, rooftop solar modules dropped to 86% of what they were in the same period in 2013. Non-residential solar modules shipped in the first quarter of 2014 rose considerably, however: 162% of what they were in Q1 2013.

Residential module shipments were 493,478 kW in Q1 2014, while non-residential were 1,388,305 kW. Utility-scale solar (part of the previous number) came to 657,144 kW.

Most of the companies' modules stayed in the country, as module exports only accounted for 2% of the market.

These statistics aren't perfect, however, as only 39 out of the 47 manufacturers surveyed responded.

Image Credit: ykanazawa1999 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license)

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