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Japan: Stagnating Market despite Renewables’ Image Boost

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 30, 2012

The solar thermal market in Japan has not profited significantly from the energy crisis after Fukushima in March 2011. The latest statistics of the Japanese Solar System Development Association (SSDA) show that the number of newly installed collector area in 2011 was only slightly higher than in 2010. In fact, the 2011 market volume of 136,600 m² was merely 5 % above the previous year (129,839 m²). The chart depicts the SSDA market statistics for the last four years, including the share of each solar thermal technology.
Source: SSDA

Japan: Tsunami Victims receive Solar Water Heaters

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 3, 2011

 Temporary houses in the nearby town of Rikuzentakata Japanese solar water heater manufacturer Chiryu Heater has equipped 110 new houses for the victims of the tsunami in the small town of Sumita. The beneficiary survived the Tsunami in the costal town of Rikuzentakata, 18 km south of Sumita. Rikuzentakata was one of the towns at Japan's north-east coast that was almost completely destroyed in March this year.
Photo: Chiryu

Chiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 2, 2009

 Chiryu_Heater_Yasuo_Okamoto” Second oldest collector manufacturer worldwide: the Japanese company Chiryu Heater which is run by Yasuo Okamoto. He told solarthermalworld.org the history of the company that his father Ei-ichi Okamoto founded in 1944.
Photo: Bärbel Epp

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