A new solar centre opened in Kyoto western Japan on Sunday, the same day when other municipalities inaugurated various installations that will provide hundreds of thousands of households with solar energy.
A new law took effect on Sunday that requires utilities to buy all renewable energy at a fixed price, in an effort to help clean energy take off in the country.
The new openings took place in the same day when Japan reopened a nuclear reactor, after nearly two months in which Japan was completely nuclear-free.
About 2,500 megawatts of renewable energy may be produced this year in Japan, the equivalent of two medium nuclear reactors, according to estimations by the authorities.
The government is showing support for clean energy in an effort of convincing the public that the country will move away from nuclear energy on the long run, as Japanese largely disagree with the decision of restarting nuclear reactors.