Report: Renewable Energies in Japan

About the Report

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the renewable energy market in Japan and business opportunities in this sector. It focuses on four types of new Renewable Energies that offer promising perspectives in Japan; solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy. It explains that the changes in the Japanese government’s attitude towards renewable energy since the Fukushima disaster, as it started to ease restrictions and promote wind, solar and geothermal energies, resulted in the booming renewable energy industry as a whole.

About Energy

Japan relies heavily on imports to meet its energy requirements because of a scarcity of natural resources. It is estimated that imports cover 80% of Japan’s primary energy needs.

Smart Grid

Japan was one of the first countries to invest in smart grid research and development: in 2003, Japan founded the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which manages several smart grid-related projects.

Renewable Energy

In the context of Japan’s energy policy objectives, renewable energy is both a strategic opportunity and a practical challenge.

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