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 2030/2050 (2019-2020 Edition)new

Forecasting PV installed capacity in Japan toward FY 2030/2050 (2019-2020 Edition)
English TitleForecasting PV installed capacity in Japan toward FY 2030/2050 (2019-2020 Edition)
PublishedDecember 2019

In the Fifth Strategic Energy Plan formulated in 2018, making renewable energy a mainstream power source is included and the direction of PV to assume part of the responsibility for energy supply is clarified. While the Feed in Tariff (FIT) program has contributed to the rapid launch of the industrial PV market, various distortions were generated and corrections we re made accordingly through revisions of the FIT program , etc . In the industry, additional expansion is anticipated based on new business models such as the third party ownership model (TPO /PPA), etc. and a new unprecedented market is being developed as post FIT measures In this report, RTS forecast PV installed capacity by fiscal year based on the system size, application and area taking into account of the social backgrounds and the cost reduction, etc. toward FY 2030.

Moreover, as well as forecasting the installed capacity of storage system s , consideration was given so that the forecasts work as a key to future business planning by presenting an image of PV installation towards FY 2050.

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

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PV Market in Japan 2019 (annual report)new

PV Market in Japan 2019 (annual report)
English TitlePV Market in Japan 2019 (annual report)
PublishedOctober 2019

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. This report covers the current status and outlook of the PV market in Japan, including the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, statistics of approved & installed projects under the FIT program, outlook of the post-FIT period, new PV applications and business models, which will help you better understand the Japanese PV market. The outlook of the PV market in Japan provides an overview of introduction potential. PV players including developers, EPCs and financial institutions are listed in tables and figures. Unlike the previous “PV Market in Japan” reports by RTS, this report consist of a large number of tables, graphs and figures so that you can understand the Japanese PV market visually.

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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)