Low-carbon water and space heating using solar energy, Japan's experience

Hadi Farabi-Asl, Andrew Chapman, Kenshi Itaoka, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary

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    Considerable amount of energy is being consumed in the buildings worldwide. Space and water heating have big share in building energy consumption, account for 53.2% and 28.1% in Japanese residential and commercial buildings at 2015, respectively. Solar heating is a reliable and mature technology that experienced its remarkable success in Japan during late-1970s and early-1980s. However, during last 30 years, the number of installations in Japan is decreased, even after 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and energy challenge in Japan. This study is presenting a historical review on the solar heating market status, policy, and research trends in Japan with focus on the Japan's glorious solar heating market at 1980's. The reasons and barriers for further deployment of solar thermal technology are investigated and suggestions are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)947-952
    Number of pages6
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event10th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2018 - Hong Kong, China
    Duration: Aug 22 2018Aug 25 2018

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Energy(all)


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