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New Sunshine Program
Description/achievement of initiative

New Sunshine Program aims to develop the innovative technologies that could support the sustainable economical growth while solving energy and environmental issues.
Source: UNEP, 2008, Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world

Japan's New Sunshine Program, established in 1992, sets renewable energy targets and leads to a net-metering law that requires utilities to purchase excess PV power. In 1994, Japan launched a Solar Roofs program to promote PV through low-interest loans, a comprehensive education and awareness program, and rebates for grid-connected residential systems in return for data about systems operations and output.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Progress reports
Goal 8

Basic information
Time-frame: - 1992
Partners
Countries
Contact information
United Nations