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Japan Adds 6.8 Giga Watt Of Pv Facilities Since July 2012

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Since the introduction of the feel-in tariff (FIT) scheme in July 2012, 534,377 renewable energy-based power generation facilities had started operation. The total output capacity of them is 7,043,500kW, more than 97% of which is accounted for by solar power generation facilities (6,845,300kW). Compared with the capacity as of the end of November 2013, it is an increase of 587,000kW.
http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140326/342460/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140326/342460/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

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Please tell us what Pv is

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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140326/342460/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

To put some perspective on this the Japanese climate is more suited to PV than the UK climate and whilst Japan has done very little in respect to wind power the UK has 10.5 GW compared to Japan's 2.7.

And Japan has twice the population

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PV=Photovoltaic i.e. solar panels for electricity generation.

The World and his wife calls this solar energy, why call it Pv?

The use of initials on this Forum is getting ridiculous, and just who did JR turn out to be?

Perhaps people cannot spell?

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The World and his wife calls this solar energy, why call it Pv?

That's not true, there is thermal solar energy and there is photovoltaic solar energy, if you just say 'solar energy' then it's not clear which one you mean.

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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140326/342460/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2593032/Coal-fuel-UK-centuries-Vast-deposits-totalling-23trillion-tonnes-North-Sea.html

Coal is the answer.

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That's not true, there is thermal solar energy and there is photovoltaic solar energy, if you just say 'solar energy' then it's not clear which one you mean.

Does it matter in this case? If you say "solar energy" then you're covering both IMO.

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That's not true, there is thermal solar energy and there is photovoltaic solar energy, if you just say 'solar energy' then it's not clear which one you mean.

The write photo voltaic!

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I am intrigued to know how solid coal is extracted from deep under the sea.

Not that I think it's a great idea, just curious.....

You start with the mineshaft on land then tunnel out under the sea. It's not that hard, especially if you consider how deep a lot of the UK mines are.

Or you do something like this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_coal_gasification

Just out of interest the North Sea average depth is only 95m :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_sea

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Does it matter in this case? If you say "solar energy" then you're covering both IMO.

(S)he didn't want to cover both. The figure refers specifically to PV, i.e. it excludes the capture and subsequent use of solar energy in the form of heat as distinct from electricity.

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You start with the mineshaft on land then tunnel out under the sea. It's not that hard, especially if you consider how deep a lot of the UK mines are.

Or you do something like this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_coal_gasification

Just out of interest the North Sea average depth is only 95m :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_sea

A lot of the mines in the North East went under the sea!

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A lot of the mines in the North East went under the sea!

Horden, Blackhall and Easington certainly did - before Thatcher closed them all.

They still have to pump the water out of them to this day.

The mines were very close to the sea - as shown by footage of the coal-tippers featured at the end of 'Get Carter' dumping Micheal Caine's dead enemy into the brine. These were from one these collieries, and to this day each village claims it was their stretch of the beach featured in the film. I lived in Horden in the late 70's to mid 80's, and I think they were the ones in the movie. Difficult to say for sure though as they are long gone now...

Indecently, Caine's character would've had to have ran about 25 miles in 3 minutes from the location of the preceding scene which was shot much closer to Newcastle.

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Horden, Blackhall and Easington certainly did - before Thatcher closed them all.

They still have to pump the water out of them to this day.

The mines were very close to the sea - as shown by footage of the coal-tippers featured at the end of 'Get Carter' dumping Micheal Caine's dead enemy into the brine. These were from one these collieries, and to this day each village claims it was their stretch of the beach featured in the film. I lived in Horden in the late 70's to mid 80's, and I think they were the ones in the movie. Difficult to say for sure though as they are long gone now...

Indecently, Caine's character would've had to have ran about 25 miles in 3 minutes from the location of the preceding scene which was shot much closer to Newcastle.

Aye well, that was the North-East for you, for people living near the Central Line! I don't think a Cockney Geezer in a suit, would have lasted long in Benwell! I used to have to pretend I was from Yorkshire! and that was the 1980s! ;)

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http://techon.nikkei...60/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

rise from 1,014 MW to 2,698MW in two years, expected to rise to 22GW by 2020...

http://en.wikipedia...._United_Kingdom

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Have they not heard of fracking?

The Cornish tin mines followed the seams under the sea and they could clearly hear rocks being tossed about over their heads during storms, a reminder of all that water just above you!

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I am intrigued to know how solid coal is extracted from deep under the sea.

Not that I think it's a great idea, just curious.....

Frack it to extract the coal seam gas - pretty much what they do in Queensland (Gladstone LNG)

After the CSG has been extracted and you really want to fry the planet - Coal seam gasification (ie set fire to it by pumping in oxygen)

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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140326/342460/?ST=msbe&P=2

Even though Japan is currently relying on fossil fuels to replace the switched off nuclear power plants, it looks like they are working hard and fast at moving on to renewable energies.

Meanwhile what's the inept UK government doing?

How many GW of PV went online in the UK in the past 2 years?

Not sure how much in the last couple of years, but it's definitely accelerating. We have about 2.5GW at the moment, and some experts reckon we might have 5GW by the end of this year.

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Not sure how much in the last couple of years, but it's definitely accelerating. We have about 2.5GW at the moment, and some experts reckon we might have 5GW by the end of this year.

That's fine as long as it's on top of buildings or land that can't be used to grow food.

Makes me furious to see PV on fertile farmland, in fact maybe someone should mount a campaign to smash them all, it's wrong, wrong wrong.

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