Japan tries to catch up the lower wind power cost.
World cumulative wind power installation and average cost per kWh. (excl. China)
The wind blade illustration indicates the size comparison over 30 years of wind turbine development. We just visited wind turbine site near Tokyo, with the blade size of 60-70m.The chart is NOT including China, yet. We will update the video soon.
As of October 2016, Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) price of wind power is 22yen (US$0.21)/kWh for under 20kW and 55yen(US$0.53)/kWh over 20kW in Japan. Reference: Ministry of energy.
Introducing how Japanese geothermal development has evolved for last 50 years. (Diamond online magazine, September 28, 2016)
Japanese government wishes to develop more large-scale geothermal power plants, however, challenges are long-term pre-research and planning and national park law that interferes the development. The article also mentions the advantages of the geothermal power in comparison with nuclear energy and other renewable energy development.
Later in the article introduces Kenya, where many Japanese manufacturers go to develop made-in-Japan geothermal plants, the reality of Japanese geothermal development.
Since 2008, Hot Earth Enterprise has developed Japanese market for geothermal and waste heat capture projects. We work together and keep close relationship with our Japanese partners.