Renewable energy by resources

Solar PV

Cumulative Installed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity in Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
Cumulative Installed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity in Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
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Source: International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (2016) “Snapshot of Global PV Markets 2015”


Average Sales Prices of Solar PV Modules in Japan (JPY/W)
Average Sales Prices of Solar PV Modules in Japan (JPY/W)
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Source: METI/ANRE “Current Survey on Production” (accessed on 06/12/2016)


Domestic Shipments of Solar PV Modules in Japan (MW/Fiscal year)
Domestic Shipments of Solar PV Modules in Japan
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Source: Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association “PV Shipment Statistics in FY2015” (accessed on 07/11/2016)


Average Generation Costs of Residential Solar PVs and Average Residential Electricity Rates in Japan (JPY/kWh)
Average Generation Costs of Residential Solar PVs and Average Residential Electricity Rates in Japan (JPY/kWh)
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Note: ‘Generation costs of residential solar PV’ refer to the cost of generating 1 kWh of electricity, based on the assumption that the system will be used for 20 years, and include the costs of equipment, maintenance, interest rate (discount rate), and others. In determining the cost of equipment, reference was made to ‘The number of residential solar PV systems that were granted subsidies’ presented by Japan Photovoltaic Expansion Center under Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association. Electricity charge per unit was calculated by dividing the revenue from electricity charges for the ten utilities by the amount of electricity sold.



Wind Power

Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity in Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity in Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
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Note) * Projects fully commissioned, grid connections pending in some cases.
Source: Global Wind Energy Council (2016) “Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2015”


Trends of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Japan (MW)
Trends of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Japan (MW)
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Source: NEDO (2016) “Trends of installed wind power capacity in Japan”


Breakdown of Wind Power Companies under Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan
Breakdown of Wind Power Companies under Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan
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Note) * The value represents maximum capacity planed by wind power developers and might vary in the process of EIA.
Source: Environmental Impact Assessment Network “Cases Under Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures” (accessed on 07/12/2016)


Trends of Wind Power Capacity Factor in Japan
Trends of Wind Power Capacity Factor in Japan
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Source: METI/ANRE“Monthly Report on Electricity Statistics”(accessed on 07/21/2016)



Bioenergy

Cumulative Installed Capacity of Bioenergy by Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
Cumulative Installed Capacity of Bioenergy by Selected Countries at the end of 2015 (GW)
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Source: REN21 (2016) Global Status Report; GOV.UK (2016) Renewable Statistics; RTE Réseau de transport d’électricité (2016) 2015 Annual Electricity Report


Trends of Installed Capacity of Bioenergy in Japan (MW)
Trends of Installed Capacity of Bioenergy in Japan (MW)
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Note) Including co-firing plants. The biomass heat ratio is considered.
Source: Estimated by REI based on METI/ANRE “Status of the special law on usage of new energy by electric companies in FY2013” and METI/ANRE “Website for the information disclosure on Feed-in Tariff” (accessed on 07/11/2016)


Breakdown of installed capacity of Bioenergy in Japan (MW at the end of FY2015)
Breakdown of installed capacity of Bioenergy in Japan (MW at the end of FY2015)
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Source: METI/ANRE “Website for the information disclosure on Feed-in Tariff” (accessed on 07/11/2016).


Trends of Wood Chip Prices in Japan (JPY/dried up ton)
Trends of Wood Chip Prices in Japan (JPY/dried up ton)
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Note 1) The prices of domestic wood chips are calculated based on the data from the statistics and information department of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, MAFF. The prices of imported chips are calculated by imported prices and amounts of the conifers from the USA and broadleaf trees from Australia. The data of rates come from the Japan Paper Association.
Note 2) “Dried up ton” refers to the amount of wood chips that are dehydrated and dried up until the weight doesn’t change any more.
Note 3) Prices shown in this graphs are mainly chip prices for papermaking and boards and they are presented as reference values for fuel.
Source: National Wood Chip Industry Association “Trends of wood chip price” (accessed on 07/12/2016)


Estimated pellet consumption in Japan (ton)
Estimated pellet consumption in Japan (ton)
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Source: Domestic production: Forest Agency (2016), Annual report on trends in forests and forestry FY 2015, Imports: Ministry of Finance, Trade statistics of Japan.



Middle- and Small Hydro

Trends of Installed Middle- and Small Hydropower Capacity and Electricity Production in Japan (Fiscal year)
Trends of Installed Middle- and Small Hydropower Capacity and Electricity Production in Japan (Fiscal year)
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Source: METI/ANRE “Database of Hydropower” and “Total Energy Statistics”, (accessed on 07/12/2016).



Geothermal

Trends of Installed Geothermal Power Capacity and Electricity Production in Japan (Fiscal year)
Trends of Installed Geothermal Power Capacity and Electricity Production in Japan (Fiscal year)
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Source: Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society (2016) “Current status and trends of geothermal power generation in 2015”