Commencement of application acceptance for residential solar generation installation subsidies for FY 2009 and its explanatory meetings
As an organization to implement the residential solar generation installation subsidy program for FY 2009, the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) will start accepting applications for residential solar generation installation subsidies from April 1, 2009. A brief overview of the subsidy program is provided below.
Aim of the subsidies
To encourage the lowering of the price of the residential solar generation systems and to promote expansion of the market with an eye to achieving the objective of solar generation introduction stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan and other documents and enabling a mass of introduction of solar generation.
April 1, 2009 to January 29, 2010
Amount of subsidy
70,000 yen per nominal output of a 1kW solar cell module constituting an eligible system
Subsidy budget and estimated number of cases to be granted subsidies
Annual subsidy budget of 20.05 billion yen to grant subsidies to about 84,000 cases
Individuals subscribing to an electricity service contract who intend to install such systems in their houses.
An eligible system must meet the following requirements.
- (a) The conversion efficiency of the solar cell module must exceed the standard value (different standard values are set for different types of solar cells).
- (b) A certain level of quality and performance is ensured and after-sales support from a manufacturer or maintenance agency is guaranteed.
- (c) The maximum output is less than 10kW and the price of the system is 700,000 yen or less per kW (excluding tax).
*An organization to accept applications will be set up in each prefecture. These organizations will accept applications for the subsidies and build a system to offer information on the subsidy policies of all local authorities.
*An organization to accept applications will be set up in each prefecture and will offer comprehensive information on the subsidy policies of all local authorities.
JPEA’s explanatory meetings on application
JPEA will hold explanatory meetings on applications at ten sites across Japan.
For more information, including dates and venues (in Japanese only), see:
http://www.meti.go.jp/press/20090331012/20090331012.pdf (PDF: 69KB)
*Prior online registration at http://www.j-pec.or.jp is needed for participation.
Japan Photovoltaic Expansion Center (J-PEC) at Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association
March 31, 2009
Division in Charge
New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy