PAST Webinar /// Due diligence activities in a solar transaction in Japan

Tue, May 9, 2017 /// 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM JST (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)


In cooperation with our gold sponsors KPMG and Solarig. During this webinar, KPMG's Eugene Roussin will reflect on the tax issues and tax impacts related to the acquisition of solar projects, while Solarig's David Vallejo will highlight the main technical considerations to assess the current performance of a solar asset.

EUGENE ROUSSIN /// PARTNER, TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP - KPMG TAX CORPORATION
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EUGENE ROUSSIN
PARTNER, TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP /// KPMG TAX CORPORATION
DAVID VALLEJO /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SOLARIG
David Vallejo Muñoz has 10 year-experience in the Solar Business Worldwide, and heading Solarig Japan since 2012. Achievements in Japan: (a) Development: > 40MW (b) EPC: 2,3MW built, 13.5 MW under construction and 20MW secured (c) O&M: 159MW operating and 65MW secured. Leading the Japanese O&M third party service offering international standards as PR and availability warranties. Nowadays, leading the expansion to the business to other APAC areas as well.
He was heading business of Solarig in Italy with >70 MW design, development, constructed and operative by Solarig subsidiaries. He is a member of the Solarig Steering Committee since 2009 involved in all the business development and strategic company decisions.
He is an entrepreneur spirit owning solar investments and advisory for some startups. Graduated in 2015 in the Executive MBA Instituto de Empresa (IE), top 10% performance. Fluently in English, Italian and Spanish. Regularly runner and travel devotee.
DAVID VALLEJO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SOLARIG

Program:

Eugene Roussin :

  • An overview of some common tax issues to be cautious of when looking to acquire project entities on the secondary market, especially as they relate to TK structures.
  • Understanding inside / outside basis differences arising from entity acquisitions and their tax impact

David Valejo :

  • Methods to discover technical underperformance of an asset
  • Opportunities to increase performance after acquisition

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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

Izumi Kaizuka:

  • Current status of the Japanese PV market
  • Overview of the revised Renewable Energy Law
  • Criteria for PV plant approval under new FIT program
  • FIT reduction and new tender system
  • RTS forecast on the PV installed capacity
MARTIN MESMER /// FOUNDER - M2PV
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
FOUNDER /// M2PV

Martin Mesmer:

  • Operating in mountainous terrain – how to avoid or minimize grading costs
  • JIS 8955 standard reinforcement for mechanical racking
  • Potential value of drones for OPEX reductions
  • Portfolio aggregation – portfolio thinking versus asset thinking in Japan

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PAST Webinar /// Weather data & PV plant performance in Japan

Wed, May 11, 2016 /// 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CEST


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Worldwide weather data is an impact-full element in establishing project cash flows and to benchmark operational performance. Japanese lenders and developers have traditionally used NEDO as primary source for their weather data, most foreign developers and financiers however are more comfortable with other providers of data. This webinar dives into the factors that impact use of weather data, how projects can benefit from correct use of weather data, differences between Japan and other solar markets and the top 3 pitfalls in the use of a pyranometer, the principal part in an irradiation measurement system.

 

Dealing with weather data in Japanese PV project performance

  • How does correct use of weather data enable a more precise revenue forecast  
  • Differences in application of irradiation data between Japan and other countries
  • Top 3 technical pitfalls in pyranometer data interpretation
PABLO CABEZA
JAPAN ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT /// VECTOR CUATRO
CLIVE LEE
CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST /// KIPP & ZONEN