Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. Japan is divided into 47 prefectures. The capital of the country is Tokyo.
Japan’s renewables market
Japan has been the world’s third-largest renewable energy investor, spending USD202 billion from 2010 to the first half of 2019.
Japan’s renewables market outlook
Japan’s reliance on coal will remain relatively heavy in the next 30 years. Coal, renewables and nuclear restarts will push expensive oil and gas out of the energy mix. By 2050, renewables will account for more than 75% of electricity generation with solar and wind contributing 32% each as compared with 8% in 2019. Electricity demand will drop 10% in the state by 2050.
Japan will become one of the most decentralized power systems in the world with around 30% of the capacity behind-the-meter thanks to strong demand for small-size PV installations and batteries.
Wind energy in Japan
Japan may have 3.5 GW of floating offshore wind installed by 2030.
Advanced transport in Japan
Electric vehicles (EV) in Japan
Fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan
China, Japan, and South Korea have set ambitious goals to bring billions of dollars worth of fuel cell vehicles to their roads by the end of the 2020s. Japan, which sells more than 5 million cars a year, wants to increase the number of fuel cell cars to more than 800,000 from 3,400 now.
Japan's latest energy market news
- Toyota Ultra-Compact/Concept-i Ride – EV/self-driving EV, 2017
- Toyota to offer rides in Level-4 self-driving vehicles on Japan’s public roads in summer 2020
- Nissan Ariya – electric car
- Lexus LF-30 Electrified – self-driving electric car
- Toyota LQ/Concept-i – self-driving EV, 2020
- Toyota Mirai – fuel cell car, 2014
- Miyagi Osato Solar Park – solar power plant (PV) – 52 MW, Japan, 2021
- REUTERS: Why Asia’s largest economies support hydrogen-fueled cars
- Toyota Sora – fuel cell bus, 2018
- Honda e – electric car, 2019