Tokyo aims to increase ratio of renewable energy-derived electricity to 30% by 2030
The Tokyo metropolitan government decided to have a goal of increasing the ratio of renewable energy-derived electricity to all the electricity used in Tokyo to about 30% by 2030.
In fiscal 2014, renewable energy-derived electricity accounted for only about 8.7% of the power consumed in Tokyo. Nevertheless, the total capacity of solar power generation facilities in Tokyo has been rapidly increasing in recent years due to the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy and reached about 350,000kW in fiscal 2013, an increase of about 500%, compared with the capacity in fiscal 2008.
This time, the government announced a goal of introducing 1.3GW of solar power generation facilities in Tokyo by 2030.