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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAnnouncement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of February 28, 2014

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) compiled the present status of introduction of facilities generating renewable energy as of February 28, 2014, and hereby announces the results.

Photovoltaic power facilities steadily continue to be introduced, and the total combined capacity of such facilities as of February 28, 2014, reached 8,150,000 kW after the Feed-in Tariff Scheme was introduced.

Renewable energy generating facilities (type of source) Before introducing the Feed-in Tariff Scheme After introducing the Feed-in Tariff Scheme
Combined total capacity of facilities before July 1, 2012 Combined total capacity of facilities in FY2012 (from July 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013) Combined total capacity of facilities in FY2013 (from April 1 to February 28, 2014)
Photovoltaic power (for households) About 4,700,000 kW 969,000 kW 1,221,000 kW
Photovoltaic power (other than households) About 900,000 kW 704,000 kW 5,052,000 kW
Wind power About 2,600,000 kW 63,000 kW 15,000 kW
Small and medium hydropower About 9,600,000 kW 2,000 kW 4,000 kW
Biomass power About 2,300,000 kW 30,000 kW* 90,000 kW
Geothermal power About 500,000 kW 1,000 kW 0 kW
Total About 20,600,000 kW 1,769,000 kW 6,381,000 kW
8,150,000 kW

Note: Totals may not match the sums of the figures due to rounding.

Appendices:

Appendix 1: Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy (as of February 28, 2014)(PDF:157KB) PDF File (in Japanese)
Appendix 2: Present Status of Approval by Prefectural Governments of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy (as of February 28, 2014)(PDF:77KB) PDF File (in Japanese)

Electronic versions of the Appendices are downloadable from the following website:
http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/saiene/kaitori/index.htmlExternal Site Link (in Japanese)

Release Date

May 16, 2014

Division in Charge

Renewable Energy Promotion Office, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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