A number of countries in the Middle East and Africa are now considered viable solar power hubs.
But while the US and UK both boast the most solar capacity, Japan’s claim to be the solar superpower has been under threat.
The Japanese government has been working hard to get its ambitious solar program up and running, and it has set a target of getting 100 gigawatts of installed solar power by 2022.
But with no sign of that happening anytime soon, the government is taking the opportunity to finally put the spotlight on the country’s future as a global leader in solar power, as well as a leader in renewable energy.
The goal is to have 10 percent of its electricity supply come from solar by 2030, and 10 percent from wind by 2020.
The world has been waiting for a chance to see Japan’s solar ambitions become a reality, but the government’s announcement comes on the heels of another solar promise that had been quietly announced for several years.
On Thursday, the Japanese government announced that it had finalized a new project to install 100 gigawatt of solar power in the country by 2022, with the goal of being able to double that number by 2020 and quadruple it by 2030.
This would put Japan at the forefront of renewable energy, and could be a major milestone in its push to be a global energy superpower.
“I am very excited to announce that we have signed a contract with SunEdison to build a 100 GW solar power project in Japan.
SunEdision is Japan’s leading solar power provider and the largest provider of solar energy,” Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said in a statement on Thursday.
“We are committed to building this project in the next 10 years, and we are also ready to sign a long-term contract with other countries to install and install solar power capacity on their territories.
We are making great progress in the field of renewable power generation, and this is a very big achievement for Japan.”
The new contract is to be signed later this month.
Japan will be making this announcement in its annual state of the nation address on Thursday, which is the first time a government official has publicly committed to having 100 gigajoules of solar capacity on the nation’s territory by 2030—the goal of the Japanese solar goal.
Noda’s goal is also likely to have a significant impact on the Japanese public’s view of the country and its renewable energy aspirations, as solar power is widely considered a luxury item in the Japanese society.
The country’s economy, however, is also undergoing a dramatic shift towards renewable energy as it has grown more reliant on fossil fuels.
The number of solar jobs in Japan has dropped from 1,000 to 700 in the past five years, according to a report by the Solar Energy Industry Association of Japan (SEJA).
While solar power remains a key source of energy in Japan, the country is increasingly moving away from fossil fuels as it strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A growing number of companies are starting to use solar panels on their roofs, and Japan is a leading exporter of solar panels.
The announcement of a solar power contract with Japan comes at a critical time for the country as it continues to struggle to meet its renewable power goals.
The solar power sector is estimated to have lost a total of 2.8 gigawatts in 2020, according a report published by SEJA.
This is equivalent to approximately 30 percent of the electricity produced by all of Japan’s electricity generation in 2020.
Meanwhile, wind energy is gaining momentum in the nation as its energy generation grew by 13 percent last year.
In addition, the US is also a global solar power leader, and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has ranked the US as the world leader in wind power production.
However, in the face of rising demand for solar power from countries around the world, the number of new solar projects in the US has dropped significantly.
The US is expected to install about 3.3 gigawatts more solar power than it did in 2020—the second lowest growth in solar capacity since 2009.
According to the EIA, the solar sector in the United States has experienced a decrease of about 3 gigawatts since the beginning of this year, a drop of about 50 percent.
This drop has been attributed to a number of factors, including a drop in solar panels installed during the winter months, and a decrease in demand for energy storage devices that provide backup power to solar panels during periods of power outages.
This has caused the US government to increase its solar incentives, and President Donald Trump recently called on the US Congress to pass a bill to help support the growth of the solar power industry.
In a statement released Thursday, Noda pledged that the Japanese Government would “continue to build on our successes to become the world’s leading leader in the use of renewable energies and we will be a strong and strong partner to other countries in our quest to become a global renewable energy superpower.”