Country:Japan
Year:2009
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2011
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Solar, Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Climate Change Policy Targets:Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Renewable, Solar Photovoltaic
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE)
URL:http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/category/saving_and_new/saiene/kaitori/
Funding:Surcharge collected from electricity users
Renewable Energy Description:

In November 2009, Excess Electricity Purchasing Scheme for Solar PV Electricity was started. Under this scheme, electric utilities should purchase excess electricity produced from solar PV system at a fixed price. The purchase price for residential PV facilities was 48 yen/kWh and that for non-residential was 24 yen/kWh. Purchase period is 10 years. And the cost for this scheme will be covered by a monthly surcharge collected from electricity users.

Climate Change Description:

In November 2009, Excess Electricity Purchasing Scheme for Solar PV Electricity was started. Under this scheme, electric utilities should purchase excess electricity produced from solar PV system at a fixed price. The purchase price for residential PV facilities was 48 yen/kWh and that for non-residential was 24 yen/kWh. Purchase period is 10 years. And the cost for this scheme will be covered by a monthly surcharge collected from electricity users.

Amended:

In 2011, purchase price was changed to 42 yen/kWh for residential PV facilities and to 40 yen/kWh for non-residential. And in 2012, this scheme was replaced by Feed-in Tariff scheme for all the renewable sources.

Amended:

In 2011, purchase price was changed to 42 yen/kWh for residential PV facilities and to 40 yen/kWh for non-residential. And in 2012, this scheme was replaced by Feed-in Tariff scheme for all the renewable sources.

This record is superseded by:Feed-in Tariff for electricity generated from renewable energy

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