Publications

Publications

RTS Corporation publishes a variety of publications on PV power generation, as listed below.

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PV Activities in Japan and Global PV Highlights(monthly report)

PV Activities in Japan and Global PV Highlights(monthly report)
English TitlePV Activities in Japan and Global PV Highlights(monthly report)

RTS Corporation has been publishing “PV Activities in Japan and Global
PV Highlights” since 1995. This flagship monthly report provides the latest
information on PV activities in Japan and highlights of global PV activities. It
covers monthly trends of all the sectors related to PV in Japan ranging from
national government to project developers. The report also covers topics from
Japan including this PV shipments and price trends. Global topics are also
covered in the report such as quarterly trends of solar cell production by global
top PV manufacturers. This report has been acquiring an international
reputation.

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Simulation of Output Curtailment of PV Power Generation in Japan (2020 – 2040) Second Edition

Simulation of Output Curtailment of PV Power Generation in Japan (2020 – 2040) Second Edition
English TitleSimulation of Output Curtailment of PV Power Generation in Japan (2020 - 2040) Second Edition
PublishedApril 2018

The first edition of “Simulation of Output Curtailment of PV Power Generation in Japan” published in 2016 received high appreciation from a diverse range of our clients including PV power producers, financial institutions and so on. Since then, our clients requested a report on output curtailment with simulations of even higher accuracy, and we published the second edition of the report to meet their requests.
In the 2nd Edition of the report, a review was made on PV systems subject to output curtailment by capacity range and service area of electric utilities so that simulations are based on output curtailment rules in Japan. The 2nd Edition of the report has higher accuracy of simulations by service area of electric utilities, than that of the 1st Edition of the report.
Based on the assumptions of operation and electricity demand trends of all the power generation facilities including PV systems across Japan by fiscal year, wide-area supply and demand analysis model of the electric grid taking into account of supply/ demand adjustment capability was used. Detailed simulations were made on an hourly basis for 20 years and amount of output curtailment was estimated by service area of electric utility and by fiscal year. We hope this report contributes to simulating revenues from investment in PV projects by our clients.

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Forecasting PV installed capacity in Japan toward FY 2030 (2018-2019 Edition)new

Forecasting PV installed capacity in Japan toward FY 2030 (2018-2019 Edition)
English TitleForecasting PV installed capacity in Japan toward FY 2030 ((2018-2019 Edition)
PublishedOctober 2018

With the Cabinet Approval of the Fifth Strategic Energy Plan, Japan is now committed to promoting efforts to making PV a mainstream power source. Meanwhile, despite the exponential growth of PV installations under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, Japanʼs target PV installed capacity in FY 2030 remains unchanged in the Fifth Strategic Energy Plan. In early 2018, RTS Corporation published a recommendation to realize 150 GW PV installations in Japan by FY 2030. With this recommendation as one of the encouraging factors, the momentum calling for the revision of PVʼs position in the energy mix is increasing both in and out of the PV industry.

In this report, RTS forecast the PV market in Japan toward FY 2030 from various aspects, taking into account of social backgrounds and cost reduction of PV systems by market
segment (residential, industrial and MW-scale PV systems, etc.).

We highly recommend this report as a guidebook to promote PV-related businesses for PV system manufacturers and distributors, power producers, EPCs, manufacturers of inverters, supporting structures, measurement/ monitoring/ power conversion equipment, components manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies, O&M service providers, mass media, policy makers and others engaged in the PV business.

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PV Market in Japan 2018 (annual report)new

PV Market in Japan 2018 (annual report)
English TitlePV Market in Japan 2018 (annual report)
PublishedSeptember 2018

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the PV market in Japan, one of the key PV markets in the world with outstanding
opportunities for PV players thanks to the generous government incentives and the nation’s high motivation for renewable energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and the Fukushima nuclear disasters. Details of Japan’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program featured by the revision of the FIT Act and statistics of approved & installed projects under FIT, will help you better understand the Japanese PV market. The report covers support programs for the PV systems with an overview of PV-related regulations, standards, codes and certification. Outlook of PV market in Japan provides an overview of introduction potential. Corporate profiles of PV manufacturers and inverter manufacturers are covered. In addition, PV players including developers, EPCs and financial institutions are listed in tables. RTS is pleased to help you enter and increase the presence in the Japanese PV market with this all-inclusive report.

As an OPTION, RTS offers a list of MW-scale PV projects commissioned and in the pipeline in Japan. Since the FIT program started in Japan on July 1, 2012, development of MW-scale PV projects sharply increased. The list provides you with details of over 2,700 MW-scale PV projects conducted by a variety of operators as of the end of September 2018. The list will be updated 3 times in December 2018, March and June 2019 and be provided to purchasers of this report.

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Key Points of the New FIT Program- Must-Have Guide to Japan’s FIT Program -

Key Points of the New FIT Program- Must-Have Guide to Japan’s FIT Program -
English TitleKey Points of the New FIT Program- Must-Have Guide to Japan’s FIT Program -
PublishedMay 2017

Following the enforcement of the Revised FIT Act, the new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program took effect in April 2017. The approval scheme was changed from “approval of facility” to “approval of project business plan,” with the requirements for approval including the following: 1) The project contributes to promoting the use of renewable energy-based electricity; 2) The project is expected to be surely realized and 3) Power generation is expected to continue with economic efficiency and stability both during and after the FIT period. This new report “Key Points of the New FIT Program” explains the reform of the FIT program in Japan in detail to support formulating the PV project business plans and to implement the projects smoothly. Electronic data of the report is also provided for effective use of information for internal discussions.

 [Pillars of this report] 

(1) Shifting from the former scheme to the new scheme
(2) Formulation of project business plans following the guidelines 
(3) Issues to be complied and recommendations for formulating project business plans
(4) Tender scheme
(5) Setting of feed-in tariffs (FITs)