Diamond Sponsor
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// CO2O
CO2O is an O&M provider that meets the needs of asset owners. The company has a strong partnership with the world's largest solar module maker and has been providing "after-sales support" for them since 2011 in Japan.
CO2O's due diligence track record comprises 366 MW of capacity in Japan, serviced by solving many problems and risks related to PV power plants along the way.
Taking advantage of the knowledge acquired through these experiences, CO2O can maximize the revenue of assets through their technical approach, and raise the value of property by not only basic operations and maintenance services, but also through high value added services such as optimization and consulting activities.
In addition, the company offers a turnkey solution for asset owners, including matters such as system design and EPC work. Moreover, CO2O supplies modules and integrated PCS with high reliability, and applies internal & manufacturer quality inspections on all supplied materials.
CO2O Website
Gold Sponsor
GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI
Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.
Huawei Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLARIG
Solarig has successfully accomplished a year of unprecedented construction and O&M services within Japan, reaching 159MWp operated across the Japanese territory.
Solarig is proud to have since Q3 2016 the licensed construction company and has successfully completed two projects totaling 2,3MWp by its own means. Solarig has starting other 13,5MWp, secured other 20MWp and targeting 50MWp by the end of the year by providing high quality standards with a cost-competitive approach.
Solarig holds as well one of the most advanced Renewable Operation Centers (ROCs) in Tokyo with Japanese, English and Spanish speaking capabilities that runs the operation of over 159MW. The Japanese portfolio represents the 13,5% of the total operated assets 1.2GW and it is intended to grow substantially in the following years. The Operation center runs over five different monitoring platforms and unifies the maintenance activities in the most globally deployed CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) platform by IBM Maximo, those outstanding capabilities and IT platform are just a tool that supports our customer-oriented strategy to prioritize customer satisfaction and long-term relations, both of which lead to a sustainable business.
SOLARIG is a global solar photovoltaic integrator with over 12 years of experience and more than 1,2GW utility scale and commercial PV sites in operation. SOLARIG is an active player in development, engineering, construction and asset operation and maintenance spread out over more than 3 continents with solid infrastructure in key markets (Japan, UK, France, India, Chile, México, Spain and Italy). We tailor our services to turn our clients and partners ideas into action through Flexibility, Transparency & Competitiveness.
Solarig Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SKYTRON
skytron® energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 1,000 plants with a total capacity of more than 7.5 GWp. The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance and PV asset management. As a technology leader, it has received a number of prestigious awards, including the highly coveted Solar Industry Award for the skylog® Data Logger System and the InterSolar Award for the PVGuard® Supervision Platform and for the StringGuard® string current measurement system.
Skytron Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ADLER SOLAR WORKS
ADLER Solar Works Co., Ltd.is a joint venture company between the Japan based Yokohama Kankyo Design Co., Ltd. (YKD) and the German based ADLER Solar Services GmbH.
Our customers benefit from the long-term experience of ADLER Solar Services and their profound market and industry experience in Germany and Europe, combined with the Japan-wide partner and business network of YKD. Our customer portfolio includes plant developers, investors, financial institutions, insurance companies as well as manufacturers.
We provide not only O&M services coupled with high engineering quality - our core competence - but also technical due diligence (TDD) and consultancy services, which assure the effectiveness of investment. We are also developing and gaining experiences in repowering services for assessment and restructuring of existing power plants in Japan.
With comprehensive service portfolio, the PV experts of ADLER Solar Works support business partners throughout the entire lifecycle of their systems from the planning phase until operation ends, and optimize their PV plant performance maximizing investment effectiveness.
Adler Solar Works Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ECOLIFE
ECO LIFE ENGINEERING was founded in 1974 as an electric and construction company, since the beginning was engaged in high quality design and construction in a community-based manner. From 2001, it has entered in PV solar industry, and has been widely used as an industry innovator since then to the present. As a result of developing flexible management for different sizes and shapes of photovoltaic power generation facilities (O & M), ECO LIFE ENGINEERING is currently fulfilling contracts for more than 80 MW, for domestic and international clients.
With a wide network along the country, construction work total number to date has already exceeded 11,000 installations, and sales exceeded 3.9 billion yen. We will continue to offer varied and suitable applications, not only for the introduction of state-of-the-art technology contributing to renewable power plants stable operation, but also proposals for artificial intelligence housing equipment, even for the residential business. We are proud to create an environmentally friendly, safe and comfortable living space.
Eco Life Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// RYOSHIN MAINTENANCE SERVICE
Ryoshin maintenance Service Corporation is a leading maintenance service company that spun off from Ryoshin Denki Corporation. Ryoshin is a pioneer in the PV maintenance industry and started its O&M business faster than anyone else.
Through cooperation with other research organizations and manufactures, we are working on guidlines for O&M.
Ryoshin has a technical center where it conducts research on maintenance. We never compromise to develop and improve our O&M tecnology and we implement that in our management plan. Ryoshin also makes a big contribution to the Photovolcatuc Inspection Association (PIA).
Ryoshin Maintenance Service Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// TÜV RHEINLAND
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. TÜV Rheinland has been promoting the development of Photovoltaics for 30 years. Today, we are one of the world’s market leaders in PV power plant assessment, testing of components, modules and inverters. You can benefit from our global laboratory network, in which we use the latest methods and procedures. We are at your side during all phases of Photovoltaic projects.
TÜV Rheinland Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// MOTT MACDONALD
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.
We are well known to power plant lenders, investors, and developers. We have a reputation for quality, experience, insightful technical ability, and global reach through the extensive technical advisory work that we have successfully delivered.
We have worked on a multitude of international solar PV projects dating back over 10 years. This includes technical consultancy services for commercial lenders, investors, and owners of over 5 GW in Asia Pacific and 12 GW internationally.
In Japan specifically, we have worked with many leading power sector companies, including for thermal power, wind power and solar power. We have supported more than 100 solar PV plants with individual capacity of up to 257MWp in Japan, and combined capacity of 2,500 MWp, from weather station management and industry-leading yield analysis, to 3D layout optimisation and site-based construction supervision.
Mott MacDonald Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// KPMG
KPMG in Japan was established in 1954 and has been dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality tax advisory service for over half of a century. KPMG’s Transaction Advisory Group (TAG) specializes in the provision of cutting edge tax advisory services across the entire gamut of transactions involving Japan, including renewables and infrastructure, real estate, M&A, leasing and securitization for both foreign and domestic clients.
KPMG TAG was one of the first entrants into the photovoltaic market following introduction of the FIT regime in 2012, and in this time we have developed a level of experience and perspective of the market and its ongoing evolution that we believe to be unmatched by other service providers. In addition to our market leading tax structuring capabilities, we have dedicated in-house teams that specialize in the provision of post-transaction bookkeeping, entity administration and tax compliance for entities involved in these transactions, allowing for a seamless and comprehensive service package that ensures accurate implementation and delivers value to our clients well after the investment has been made.
KPMG Website
Networking Sponsors
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// GREEN POWER MONITOR
GreenPowerMonitor, now part of DNV GL, is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector. With more than 9 years' experience, GreenPowerMonitor has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with 14.5 GW globally managed (7GW solar and 7.5GW wind) and more than 2,300 facilities across the globe. GreenPowerMonitor has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 266 MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry.
GreenPowerMonitor Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// VOLTALIA / VX SOLAR
VX Solar is 100% Japanese subsidiary of Martifer Solar Japan/Voltalia Group, founded in December 2016, and will be responsible for the establishment, operation and management of the O&M business.
Voltalia is a French renewable electricity company active in four energies: wind, solar, hydro and biomass. The company is based in France and is a profitable company controlled by the Mulliez Family.
In August 2016 Martifer Solar was acquired by Voltalia Group. This acquisition will enable Voltalia to accelerate its development strategy through the diversification of its international presence, its energy mix and also its business model.
Voltalia is extending its international reach and now has teams spread out over 17 countries and active in 29 countries; the rebalancing of the projects portfolio in favour of solar energy represents an incredible opportunity, as solar power is currently the fastest growing renewable energy in the world. By adding the provision of development, construction, O&M services to its existing activity of producing electricity from renewable energy, Voltalia is strengthening its industrial expertise and adding a new less capital-intensive business. This, combined with its own activity, further increases growth prospects for this new group.
Martifer Solar Website
Voltalia Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// MITSUI CHEMICALS
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) is providing diagnostics and consulting services for photovoltaic power generation. Domestic banks, clean energy promoters, and research facilities are utilizing our services. MCI offers the following services to a life cycle of PV power plant. (1) for planning phase : diagnostics service of plant planning, (2) for construction phase : diagnostics service of solar panel quality and PV power plant, (3) for operation phase : diagnostics service of power generation data, (4) for buying and selling the plant : technical due diligence of PV power plant. MCI’s subsidiary has supplied encapsulate sheets for solar panels worldwide for more than 25 years. So MCI knows what happened to the long term aged solar panels. By utilizing the knowledge obtained from the long term aged solar panels, MCI estimates degradation rate and evaluates the possibility of failure of solar panels through our testing and analysis. MCI has “Tahara Solar / Wind Electricity Generation Plant” (PV: 50MWp), “Mobara demonstration PV power plant” (335kWp), and “Sodegaura Center PV testing site” and has known difficulties of developing PV power plant and O&M. By utilizing the knowledge obtained from these PV facilities, including technical due diligence MCI is offering the diagnostics services for PV power plant.
Mitsui Chemicals Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// FIRST SOLAR
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. With over 17GW installed worldwide, First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world’s largest and most successful PV power plants in existence. When it comes to power plant profitability, First Solar Energy Services offers proven operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions for optimized power plant performance. Focused on Utility Scale O&M and backed by over 5GW of turnkey O&M experience and 11GW of plants under real-time monitoring, First Solar Energy Service’s comprehensive suite of O&M services maximize energy output, reduce maintenance cost, and provide predictable expenses over the life of the contract.
First Solar Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// REM JAPAN
Renewable Energy Management (REM) focuses on administering in-country renewable energy projects, often on behalf of international investors. We deliver quality management and accurate reporting while adhering to industry best practices in financial compliance standards and international technical standards.
We have substantial experience with power projects as a financial advisor to owners, equipment suppliers, and lenders; and as the arranger of private equity and debt placements. For solar power projects, REM is providing asset management services both before and after plant commissioning.
Our parent company is Triple A Partners Japan (TAP Japan). This company is an FSA registered investment advisor and securities broker dealer. It provides advice for international investors participating in renewable energy market projects in Japan. For solar power projects TAP Japan has experience in handling the brokerage of securities (such as GK/TK financings). Please see www.tapjapan.net.
REM Japan Website
Exhibition Sponsors
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// 3MEGAWATT
3megawatt provides software, methodology and support for solar asset management. 3megawatt's BluePoint web-based software offers a complete set of tools for solar portfolio management all in one platform. The BluePoint platform reduces operational risk and helps asset managers to manage their solar portfolios more effectively. BluePoint is currently used to manage over 3GW of operational solar assets worldwide distributed over more than 1,300 solar sites.
3megawatt Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// STÄUBLI
125 years of experience - Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. Together with the company formerly known as Multi-Contact, which was founded in 1962, we have nearly 55 years of practical experience producing reliable electrical connectors for photovoltaics and other industries.
Original MC4 sets the standard - The first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) was introduced by Multi-Contact (Stäubli) in 1996 followed by the original MC4 in 2004 setting the industry standard ever since. The exclusive MULTILAM advanced contact technology raised the bar in terms of consistent quality and outstanding reliability.
140 GW PV capacity - Entering 2017, we have more than 140 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, amounting to 50 % of the global cumulative PV capacity, that had been successfully connected using our Stäubli photovoltaic connectors. This figure demonstrates the reliability and highest quality of our products. They guarantee proper operation over their whole lifetime (>25 years) and have a positive impact on the bankability of photovoltaic projects.
Stäubli Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CANADIAN SOLAR
Canadian Solar exists to make the difference. To customers, colleagues, partners, investors and all whose lives we touch. We are also here to make a positive difference to the environment and society as a whole. We do this by providing exceptional solar products and services that meet the specific needs of customers, employees, partners and investors.
Canadian Solar Operations and Maintenance services are designed to maximize the lifetime value of your solar power plant assets. Leveraging our 16 years of solar industry experience and 600+ MW under O&M operations worldwide, Canadian Solar pro-actively monitors and manages your plants minimizing downtime and increasing site availability, resulting in maximum energy production, revenues and profitability. Customized service packages offer the right fit for any solar power plant owner.
By year end, Canadian Solar will have a minimum of 100 MW of assets under O&M in the Japan market.
Canadian Solar Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// UKC ELECTRONICS
UKC Holdings is the leading company in providing semiconductor/electronic components in Japan and globally and it has started further commitment in renewable energy industry with including Dust Detection System (DDS), the soiling loss monitoring solution for Solar Farm O&M since 2015.DDS offers the real-time monitoring of soiling impact on PV module power loss and in further provides cleaning forecast which helps you plan & prioritize cleaning resource. With DDS deployment in the PV power plants, you not only can quantify your profit loss on soiling but practice the cleaning events with additional revenue boost. Our customers can access and manage all the data through one-stop data services-DDS WEB SERVICES 24/7 anywhere.Over 50 DDS units have been chosen by our valued customers as the monitoring solution for PV module performance and soiling loss. The plug-and-play hardware with one-stop web based monitoring interface offers you the best solution to protect your solar assets from regionally into globally.
UKC Electronics Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// METEOCONTROL
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BRANDING SPONSOR /// VAISALA close
Vaisala is a global weather expert with an integrated suite of measurement, assessment, forecasting, and asset management products and services. We help clients around the world fully understand weather risks and their impact on energy production to site and operate renewable energy projects better, faster, and more efficiently. Vaisala 3TIER Services was the first to develop a high-resolution global solar dataset and remains a leader in the sector, providing bankable solar solutions from prospecting through due diligence and asset management. Experienced and trusted, our team has delivered over 800 solar assessments on 6 continents for 42 GW of proposed solar capacity and helped secure over $10 billion in solar financing and loan guarantees, including many of the world's largest projects.
Vaisala Website