The annual installed PV capacity for Japan is expected to be 7 GW (DC) in 2019, according to RTS Corp. Cumulative PV installed capacity now stands at 63 GW. In addition to the robust introduction of small-scale PV projects, the development of already approved large-scale PV projects under the FIT program was advanced by the end of the year, say RTS analysts Takashi Ohigashi and Izumi Kaizuka.
A residential PV system designed by Japanese PV module supplier Kyocera. As FITs continue to disappear from the Japanese market, RTS Corp. expects a growing focus on batteries and energy management systems to boost self-consumption in 2020.
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