Japan sees need for sharp increase in power output by 2050, counts on perovskite solar cells to assist

It was reported that the Japanese government estimates the need for electricity output to rise 35% to 50% by 2050 due to growing demand from semiconductor plants and data centers backing artificial intelligence (AI). 

It was mentioned that the country is counting on perovskite solar cells, floating offshore wind farms, restarts of nuclear power plants and the introduction of next-generation reactors to meet the demand.


The increase in demand would be the first in 20 years and requires large-scale investments in power sources.

Unless Japan increases renewable energy output, stable supply of power could be uncertain, the government said, as it began mapping out a new strategy on decarbonization and industrial policy by 2040.

Posted: May 14,2024 by Roni Peleg