With a month to go in its 2016-17 fiscal year, Japan is set to almost double the amount of new wind power capacity it installed over the previous year. Propelled by higher tariffs and a rising number of offshore wind farms, Japan will add 300 megawatts of wind capacity – enough to power more than 100,000 average homes – through March, according to the country’s Wind Power Association. More ambitiously, the association said projected that it is possible for Japan to hit 10 gigawatts of capacity in the early 2020s, almost triple the 3.4 gigawatts installed as of the end of March.

– via Reuters

 
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