Subsidy Programme for Residential PV systems

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 3 February 2016

The subsidy is offered to individuals and owners/developers of housing complexes. It covers part of the cost of PV modules, its peripheral equipment, distribution lines and installation work. The subsidy covered 50% of the cost from 1994 to 1996 and one third of the cost from 1997 to 1999. In 2000 the subsidy rate was JPY 270 000 per kW in the first half of the year, up to 10kW and JPY 180 000 per kW, up to 4kW in the second half of the year. It was further reduced to JPY 150 000 per kW, (up to 4kW) before the end of the fiscal year. In 2001 the subsidy was reduced to JPY 120 000 per kW. In 2002 the subsidy was further reduced to JPY 100 000 per kW. The subsidy rate continued to decline, and was JPY 20 000 per kW when the programme ended in 2006. The subsidy is given to newly installed systems only, which meet technical specifications established by NEF.

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