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Japan's Promotion Measures for Renewable Energy Introduction

(3) The New Buyback Program for Photovoltaic Generation

  • Applies only tosurplus electricitygenerated using PV power systems
  • Purchase at a fixed price is guaranteedfor 10 yearsfrom the start of the program.
    [*The set price varies depending on the starting year. The initial price has been set to be ¥48/kWh for households (less than 10 kW)].
  • An all-participating system in which surcharges are collected from all electricity users
  • Launched on November 1, 2009
The New Buyback Program for Photovoltaic Generation

* The initial purchase price is set at ¥48/kWh for households (less than 10 kW) and ¥24/kWh for others.
In the case where private power generators are co-equipped, the prices are ¥39/kWh and ¥20/kWh, respectively.

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