Solar Thermal Policy and Market in Japan (2007)

This presentation looks into the market situation in Japan and touches upon the weaknesses in the policy framework which negatively impacted the development of the solar thermal market.

Following the peak of 1980, the solar hot water market went in a steep decline. A decrease in oil price, a badly designed policy and the weak competitiveness of the industry are listed as the chief reasons for this downturn.

The presentation also sets out briefly the initiative from Tokyo which shows an increasing interest in renewable energy and in solar thermal in particular. If this initiative is successful, it can have a positive impact on the overall solar thermal market.

Author: Tetsunari Iida

Date: 2007

Pages: 8

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