Japan Distributed Solar Power Generation Market Outlook to 2022 - Market Demand Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth Trends and Forecasts

  • ID: 4386074
  • Report
  • Region: Japan
  • 63 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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Japan instituted a generous solar energy feed-in tariff (FiT) in July 2012 in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Japans renewable power generation capacity rose by 5.86 million kilowatts with solar power accounting for 90 percent of the total. Thats equal to the cumulative total in Japan prior to the launch of the solar FiT.

Distributed solar energy generation has been regarded as one of the fastest growing electricity technologies in recent years. Changes in technology, cost structure, enabling policies, and regulatory frameworks have driven this spectacular growth in developed countries. Solar energy has great significance for developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific.

Distributed generation (DG) refers to electricity that is produced at or near the point where it is used. Distributed solar energy can be located on rooftops or ground-mounted, and is typically connected to the local utility distribution grid. States, cities and towns are experimenting with policies to encourage distributed solar to offset peak electricity demand and stabilize the local grid.

For years the world likened the energy sector to the computing world, holding up Moores law as a guiding example proving that renewables will achieve grid parity.

Today, as panel costs have dropped 90 percent and adoption is at an all-time high, the analogy between the two seems even more fitting. Just like the massive mainframe disruption spawned by personal computing, distributed generation has already begun to challenge the centralized solar model favored by utilities, with no end in sight.

While distributed solar generation brings lucrative benefits, adapting to new business models is only the first step. The big solar business process templates of old relied on large teams with unlimited resources, budgets -- and status-quo business processes. Now, with the shift to small to mid-sized projects, the high cost of diligence and lack of standardization is quite literally killing projects.

Recognizing the shift from utility to DG, we now see companies like NextEra acquiring Smart Energies to penetrate the segment. A smart first step, but acquisition alone does not solve the cost of diligence, project acquisition and financing. New business models require different templates.
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1. Introduction
1.1 Report Guidance
1.2 Markets Covered
1.3 Key Points Noted
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Major Technologies in DC Distribution Networks
3.3 R & D Activities
4. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasinf Energy Demand
4.1.2 Renewable Energy Source
4.1.3 Low Operating Costs
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 High Initial Costs
4.2.2 Constitutional Issues
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Solar PV Manufacturing
4.3.2 New Technology Innovations
5. Japan Distributed Solar Power Generation Market Analysis
5.1 Overview
5.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.3 Recent Trends and Opportunities
5.4 Government Policies and Regulations
6. Competition
6.1 Overview
6.2 Market Share of Key Companies, by Geography
6.3 Market Share of Key Companies, by Equipment
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.
7.2 First Solar Inc
7.3 Juwi Solar, inc.
7.4 SolarCity Corporation.
7.5 Activ Solar GmbH
7.6 Yingli Solar
7.7 Trina Solar Limited
7.8 Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group
7.9 Canadian Solar Inc.
7.10 JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Deal Summary
8.1.1 Acquisition
8.1.2 Private Equity
8.1.3 Equity Offerings
8.1.4 Debt Offerings
8.1.5 Partnerships
8.1.6 Asset Transactions
8.2 Recent Developments
8.2.1 New Technology Inventions
8.2.2 New Contract Announcements
9. Appendix
9.1 Sources
9.2 Abbreviations
9.3 Market Definition
9.3.1 Methodology
9.3.2 Coverage
9.3.3 Secondary Research
9.3.4 Primary Research
9.3.5 Expert Panel Validation
9.4 Contact Us
9.5 Disclaimer
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