Japan Has Added 11,090 Megawatts of Clean Energy Since July 2012

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of
clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an
incentive program to encourage investment in renewables,
according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Of the total, Japan has added 10,880 megawatts of solar
capacity through the end of June, according to METI data updated
on Sept. 26.

Japan has approved 71,780 megawatts of renewable energy
projects, according to the ministry data. Solar accounts for 96
percent of the approved capacity.

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