Past Webinar /// Solar Market Regulations and O&M developments in Japan

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 /// 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET /// 18:00 PM - 19:00 PM JST (Recordings now available)


In cooperation with our content partner RTS Corporation and GSSG Solar, we hosted a complimentary webinar on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10am CET / 18pm JST. During this webinar, RTS Corporation's Izumi Kaizuka highlighted the latest market regulation developments while GSSG Solar’s Martin Mesmer reflected on the current O&M trends in the Japanese solar market.

IZUMI KAIZUKA /// RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER - RTS CORP
Ms Izumi Kaizuka is the manager of Research Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. She has been Japan’s representative of Task 1, IEA PVPS since 2003 and one of the authors of IEA PVPS Trends Report. She has been conducting various research projects as a PV market and industry analyst for METI and other government organizations, research institutes and PV companies in Japan and overseas. She also regularly writes articles on PV market for professional magazines.
IZUMI KAIZUKA
RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER /// RTS CORP
MARTIN MESMER /// DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - GSSG SOLAR
Martin is responsible for ensuring each project in GSSG Solar’s Japanese portfolio is designed and built to the highest quality and performance standards available. He evaluates the selection of each EPC partner and supplier while constantly optimizing the layout, structure, and electrical scheme of each design with an eye for long-term investment performance. In addition to standard design tools and optimization software, Martin relies heavily on the relationships and experiences he has built over his 20 years in the solar industry. He started his solar career analyzing the first HIT cells manufactured at Sanyo Solar in Hirakata-City, Japan. Later, he has served as a technical advisor to Intel Capital for photovoltaic investments, built the US PV engineering team for Siemens, and developed E.On’s PV engineering division in San Francisco. Prior to joining GSSG Solar, he oversaw the technical design, negotiation, and implementation of over 240 MW of PV plants in Japan for a leading IPP. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from FachHochschule Regensburg in Germany. He is fluent in German, Japanese, and his native English and conversational in a handful of other world languages.
MARTIN MESMER
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS /// GSSG SOLAR

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