Over 2.5GW of PV cells and modules were shipped both within Japan and overseas in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012.
Domestic shipments have more than doubled with 445MW in the first quarter of 2012 and over 1GW in the third quarter. According to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), approximately 1,399MW of this total came from Japanese producers, while the remaining 676MW was imported.
Exports have gradually decreased with 168MW exported in Q1 and 111MW in the first quarter of 2012. The JPEA states that almost 20MW went to North America and almost 84MW to Europe.