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Japan Domestic Solar Shipments Increase 80 Percent, JPEA Says

November 14, 2012

Japan’s domestic shipments of solar cells and modules increased 80 percent to 627 megawatts in July- September from the same period last year, the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association said today.

Of total domestic shipments, imports tripled to 203 megawatts from 66 megawatts while exports fell to 153 megawatts from 358 megawatts, it said.

The data was compiled from 34 companies including Sharp Corp. and Suntech Power Japan Corp.

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