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Purchase Prices in the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy (Solar Power and Wind Power)

As of the end of FY2016

(Unit:yen/kWh)

Solar Power Wind Power
Output below 10kW Output
above 10kW
Output below
20kW
Output above 20kW
Personally
installed
facilities
Facilities
established
together with
private power
generation
facilities and
the like (*2)
Off-shore wind
power facilities
(*3)
Other than off-
shore wind
power facilities
Purchase
Period
10 years 10 years 20 years 20 years 20 years 20 years
Purchase Price FY 2012 42.00 34.00 43.20 59.40 23.76
FY 2013 38.00 31.00 38.88 59.40 23.76
FY 2014 37.00 30.00 34.56 59.40 38.88 23.76
FY 2015 33.00 (*4) 27.00 (*4) 31.32 (*5)
29.16 (*6)
59.40 38.88 23.76
FY 2016 31.00 (*4) 25.00 (*4) 25.92 59.40 38.88 23.76
FY 2017 28.00 (*4) 25.00 (*4) 22.68 59.40 38.88 23.76 (*7)
22.68 (*8)

(Notes)

  1. The purchase prices and purchase periods above are specified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
    Please visit the website of the ministory for the details about the applied terms and conditions of the purchase prices and purchase periods of other forms of renewable energy.
  2. The private power generation facilities and the like here mean the facilities which can affect the supply of the electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
  3. Off-shore wind power facilities are the facilities installed in the oceans to generate electricity from wind. Windmills and structural support components required for the construction of the facilities are installed by employing vessels.
    The use of vessels are also required to carry workers who engage in the maintenance of the windmills and the structural support components and to transport the equipment to be used for the maintenance and other materials.
  4. This price is charged to the electric utility companies to the grids of which renewable energy suppliers request to gain access, provided "Article 14, Paragraph 1, No. 8 of Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Renewable Electric Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities"is not applied to these companies.
  5. Purchase price fixed between the period from April 1 to June 30 in 2015.
  6. Purchase price fixed between the period from July 1 in 2015 to March 31 in 2016.
  7. Purchase price fixed between the period from April 1 to September 30 in 2017. Price for replacement is 19.44 yen/kWh.
  8. Purchase price fixed between the period from October 1 in 2017 to March 31 in 2018. Price for replacement is 19.44 yen/kWh.
  9. The purchase prices above include a consumption tax and other costs.