Community Power in Japan

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Zusammenfassung

In fiscal year 2014, renewable energies have contributed about 12.5 % of Japan’s electricity production of which about 50 % is accounted by large-scale hydropower, while distributed forms of renewable energy such as solar (2.2 %), biomass (1.5 %), smallscale hydropower with less than 30 MW (1.5 %), wind (0.5 %), and geothermal energy (0.2 %) in total account for about 6 % (Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies [ISEP], 2015). Large-scale hydropower has been a long-established pillar of Japan’s energy system, serving also as a power storage reserve for its nuclear power plants. The adoption of a feed-in-tariff (FiT) system in July 2012 has triggered strong growth of distributed forms of renewable energy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationRitsumeikan UniversityOsakaJapan

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