Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has released figures announcing that 885MW of new PV capacity was installed in Japan between April and September 2012, equating to the launch of Japan’s FiT.

In September, METI approved a total of 476MW of projects - 338 MW of non-residential projects and 138 MW of residential projects.

According to the Japan Times, METI said in a statement that, "We have seen a fairly good start." The government also noted that not all of the facilities approved will start selling power this fiscal year because of the time needed to build them.