Could Japan replace China as the world's largest solar market in 2014? Reports last week indicated that the world's most populous country may not meet its targeted solar capacity addition of 14GW, giving Japan a chance to jump to the top spot.
“There isn't enough time to achieve the target,” Li Junfeng, director general of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, said in an interview with Bloomberg News in Beijing. New capacity added during the year could fall below 10GW he said. The nation added 3.8GW of new grid-connected solar capacity until end September, according to the National Energy Administration.