At the website of the Japan Photovoltaic Expansion Center (J-PEC) the outline of a new program for solar subsidies has been posted. The program will run with a volume of 34.9 billion Yen and pay 48.000 per kilowatt of installation. The system installed needs to meet quality standards and may not cost more than 600.000Continue reading “Solar energy subsidies”
I learned a couple of interesting facts from this article on power saving in Japan in the Wall Street Journal. Electricity usage is up by 35% from 1990 with unchanged population. Going back to 1990 levels would solve the summer shortage immediately. About half of the street lights in Tokyo are turned off right now,Continue reading “WSJ on power saving”
At the latest press conference today at about 11 AM, Chief cabinet secretary Edano explained that with the current level of power generation there will be a shortage of about 10 Gigawatt come summer, since there is more electricity needed for running air conditioning. That translates to a shortage of about 20 percent. It willContinue reading “10 Gigawatt needed in summer”
not damaged by earthquake, including a facility located at the Ibaraki coast 300 km from the earthquake epicenter.