Thailand has added another GW to its Solar FiT, while Spain ended its feed-in law.
By year-end, the utility will issue a bidding process for 280 MW of renewable energy and initiate feed-in tariffs for wind and fuel cells.
Japan could be the second biggest solar market this year, after China.
Solar prices are still dropping rapidly, which justifies a cut in the FiT, while Taiwan's solar manufacturers benefit from US tariffs on China.
Utilities announced they are raising rates 47%, igniting a firestorm.
This is the first time in North America that advocates for the poor and disadvantaged have called for equal opportunity through access to renewable energy.
The plan is to incentivize mid-sized commercial solar systems.
Several large projects are in the queue in anticipation of Japan's feed-in tariff.
The 150 megawatt program gets underway this year, when half of that is expected to come online.
The tariff prioritizes community owned renewable energy in contrast to others.