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Japan plans to almost double previous solar capacity target by 2030

PV Tech:

Japan is aiming to have 108GW of solar capacity by 2030, 1.7 times higher than the country’s previous target.

The new target was presented by the Japan’s environment and trade ministries and comes as it said it would reduce its emissions by 46% by 2030 compared with 2013 levels.

According to the report, Japan aims to hit the target by installing solar panels on 50% of central government and municipality buildings, adding 6GW of capacity; boosting solar on corporate buildings and car parks, which will add 10GW; and adding 4GW in public land and promotion areas in 1,000 Japanese towns and cities.

The Japanese government plans to expand land availability for solar installations, while investing in technology that can facilitate the deployment of agricultural solar farms.  

[Sean Rai-Roche]

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