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Growth Returns To The Japans Wind Energy Market

Reed Exhibitions Japan will be holding the fourth instalment of Japan’s largest wind energy show WIND EXPO next March in Tokyo. We take a look at what to expect.

“WIND EXPO 2016 will be a great edition,” says Show Director Takeshi Tanaka. He adds: “With the Japanese wind energy market expecting growth, WIND EXPO will be a perfect platform for industry professionals in and out of the Japan to discuss potential business. There will be a greater mix of various exhibiting and visiting firms and a quality conference welcoming renowned speakers looking to invest and support wind energy business in Japan”.

Wind farm installations to rise in Japan
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 2,716MW of wind energy have been installed at the beginning of 2015 and this is expected to increase to 5,092MW in 2020. The government foresees approximately 10GW of energy to be covered by wind power by 2030.

The expected growth of the market is a reflection of the increasing number of approved wind farm projects. 2015 is the starting year for projects which have passed the three-year environment assessment (compulsory to all wind farm projects in Japan since 2012) to come through to the field. Also, as the cabling and infrastructure between the capital and the northern region with great potential for wind farm development have been installed, more projects to move forward.
The exhibit space of WIND EXPO has evidently been filling up fast and the scale of the show is expected to expand by nearly 20%.


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