This report has been undertaken in the framework of the new “Minerva Fellowship” programme initiated by the Centre in 2013 and is based on desk and field research as well as factual first-hand information. The information contained in the Report reflects the views of the author only and not necessarily the views and position of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, the EU Commission or Japan authorities.
The report aims to clarify the recent evolutions in the Japanese renewable energy/PV market, with relevance for the potential European investors. It provides a detailed analysis on the policy framework facilitating the current growth in solar PV in Japan and it points out market entry opportunities. The report concludes with a number of recommendations for the European companies and the policy makers.