Cheap Renewables To Undermine Coal In Japan

Carbon Tracker Initiative, Tokyo University & CDP: Challenged By Cheaper Solar PV & Wind Power Japan Could Be Staring At $71 Billion In Stranded Coal Power Assets If Not Retired On Time

The Carbon Tracker Initiative report sees LCOEs of offshore wind, utility-scale solar PV and onshore wind becoming cheaper than the LCOE of coal by 2022, 2023 and 2025 respectively, independent of an additional carbon price or more stringent air pollution regulations.

Japan Extends Timeline For Solar FiT Cuts

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry To Allow Grid Connection Applications For Solar Power Projects Of At Least 2 MW Approved Under FiT Regime By Sept 2019; Commercial Start Could Be By Sept 2020: Reuters

Unlike the operational 235 MW Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant, PV power plants under development face severe support cuts if their grid connection applications are not submitted by the end of September 2019; however, this is half a year longer than the government had originally foreseen.

Reuters: 23.5 GW PV At Risk In Japan

Proposed Subsidy Cuts For Solar Power Projects In Japan Under Feed-In-Tariff Could Threaten 23.5 GW PV In Country, Says Reuters; Japanese Photovoltaic Energy Association Suggests Extending Deadline For Grid Interconnection Construction Submission To March 2020

METI in Japan has proposed subsidy cuts for solar power projects that have been approved under FiT between 2012 and 2014, but are yet to connect to the grid, according to Reuters. Pictured is the cityscape of Tokyo, Japan.

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