One year after the massive earthquake, followed by a tsunami and a terrible nuclear disaster that had shaken the country, Japan to rethink its energy strategy.

Out of 54 Japanese nuclear reactors, it is still currently only two that are still connected to the network. Consequently, electricity from solar is growing rapidly because it must cover the country’s energy needs.

“Since the disaster of Fukushima, renewable energy back to the center of attention. To ensure our future and that of future generations, we must foster this energy revolution,” he assured Shigeru Koyama, CEO of Kyocera Europe.

Until the end of March 2012, more than a million Japanese households will consume electricity generated by their own solar system. In Japan, the trend is towards self supply.

Between April 2011 and January 2012, the number of connection requests for residential photovoltaic systems reached 215,178, an increase of 140% over the previous year. For years, experts also expect an increase in private facilities by 12% per year.

In tariff rates could also act as a catalyst for further development of large projects such as photovoltaic plants. The Japanese government has not yet definitively ruled on this above, but it is already certain that the new rates are effective from 1 July 2012. Meanwhile, the government aims to reduce energy consumption in the country from 10 to 15%.

Until 2020, the ten largest Japanese suppliers of energy planning to build 30 solar power plants. They will allow the network to inject 140 MW from solar energy.

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