Local shipments were 406 megawatts in the same quarter in 2011. Imports, counted in domestic shipments, more than tripled to 342 megawatts from a year. Exports fell 66 percent to 111 megawatts, the association said in a statement on its website.
Japan introduced above-market rates for clean energy in July to spur investment as the country diversifies its generation sources after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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