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KEPCO photovoltaic power

Japan Integrates Solar

KEPCO is engaged with the challenges arising from the rapid introduction of significant photovoltaic power.

The Japanese government established goals for introducing renewable energy sources of 28 GW in 2020 and 53 GW in 2030. The 2030 figure is equal to 30% of current peak demand. In 2010, a feed-in tariff was introduced that resulted in rapid commissioning of large-scale industrial and residential photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Since all nuclear power plants have not operated following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, all renewable energy sources are now regarded as an acceptabl

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