The Potential of Photovoltaic Power Generation in Japan’s Abandoned Farmland

Hiroyuki Ito, Rural Engineer Co., Ltd., JP, Kiyotaka Masuda, The University of Shiga Prefecture, JP, Takatoshi Asagiri, Yasutaka Yamamoto
Hokkaido University, Japan

Keywords: photovoltaic power generation; abandoned farmland; Japan

In Japan, photovoltaic power generation has been receiving increased attention due to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011. We assessed the potential of photovoltaic power generation in abandoned farmland in Hokkaido, Japan. Our results suggested that abandoned farmland might be useful for photovoltaic power generation.

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