The Japanese Photovoltaic Energy Association released figures for the period October to December 2014, showing that the country’s domestic shipments of solar panels grew 10%, reaching 2,239 MW across the quarter.
Of the 2,239 MW, 1,486 MW of the panels shipped were supplied by Japanese companies, including 689 MW produced outside Japan.
In the 9 months to December 31, the JPEA show that 6,507 MW of domestic panel shipments were made.
Japan not only ships a significant amount of solar, but they also install a sizable amount, ranking second globally in 2014 for new solar installations. IHS, unsurprisingly, believe that Japan will maintain that position in 2015, with 9 GW, following 2014’s 9.4 GW.
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