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We must succeed in bringing down the costs. It’s difficult to explain why solar PV installation should cost three times as much in Japan as in Germany.

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Tomas Kaberger, the executive board chair of Son’s Japan Renewable Energy Foundation and a former director of the Swedish Energy Agency. He says Japan must cut the cost of installing solar panels and wind turbines to take full advantage of clean energy incentives. (Bloomberg)

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It is difficult to know why everything should cost three times more in Japan than the rest of the world. Someone should give this man an education about price rigging and protectionism of domestic markets.

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It is called price fixing, collusion and abuse of monopoly power. Fortunately my particular company benefits from those three and I am thus well paid to do little. Thanks.

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Yes price fixing, kick backs & market sharing are very highly pervasive & the people of Japan pay a MASSIVE PRICE for it, value for $$$ in Japan is a very rare thing sadly

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Yes, likr most things in Japan that can be rigged.

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Of course they want to make a case for continuation of the unpopular nuclear energy. These prices can be lower than even those in Germany if the government of the day wishes. This cannot be with the current regime....

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Of course they want to make a case for continuation of the unpopular nuclear energy. These prices can be lower than even those in Germany if the government of the day wishes. This cannot be with the current regime....

just like it couldn't with the last regime, and all the prior regimes...

These regimes find it hard to justify subsidizing an energy source which is .07% as efficient as nuclear, partiularly when the current national debt is 235% of GDP, and the shrinking economy is providing less and less revenue to pay the current bills.

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