Repowering approaches to upgrade existing PV Systems and increase ROI

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Repowering approaches to upgrade existing PV Systems and increase ROI

Despite the rapid introduction rate of new systems, it is equally as important to maximise the value of the existing systems. Therefore, on an industry level, it is of crucial value to make use of repowering tools in systems, which either need or could benefit from it. Particularly, considering the high Japanese feed-in tariffs, repowering is certainly a prudent choice to gain the most out of these tariffs.

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Top 70 Floating Solar PV Plants

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Top 70 Floating Solar PV Plants

More and more countries, from Japan and beyond, are chasing the idea of placing photovoltaics on massive bodies of water. These so called ‘floating solar systems’ also known as ‘floatovoltaics’ can indeed be a plausible solution in situations with limited roof and/or ground space.
 

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Insights into components and plant performance

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Insights into components and plant performance

During this webinar, meteocontrol's Yoshitaka Santoki reflected on tools utilised for data analytics, best practices regarding their effective implementation, risk mitigation strategies, and OPEX optimisation adapted to the specific conditions of the Japanese solar PV market.

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Top 30 Solar Portfolios Japan

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Top 30 Solar Portfolios Japan

As the calendar inches towards the Solar Asset Management Asia Conference 2018, we review the top 30 solar asset owners in the Japanese market and reflect on the changes occurred, concerning the solar asset ownership in Japan over the last year.  

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CEO Interview: CO2O's vision on the Japanese solar market

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CEO Interview: CO2O's vision on the Japanese solar market

Following his inspiring keynote at the third Solar Asset Management Asia conference, Solarplaza interviewed Masayuki Sakai, CEO of CO2O, one of Japan's leading O&M and Due Dilligence providers in the solar industry. In this interview he shares the focus of his company's activities and their vision on the Japanese solar market.

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Due Diligence in Solar Acquisitions: Taxes and Technical Details

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Due Diligence in Solar Acquisitions: Taxes and Technical Details

On May 9, 2017, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Due diligence activities in a solar transaction in Japan”. Eugene Roussin, partner at KPMG, and David Vallejo, executive director at Solarig joined the webinar as speakers and discussed tax issues related to the acquisition of solar projects and the main technical considerations in assessing the current performance of a solar asset. The entire video recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be freely accessed here.

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Japan: Insights in Solar Investor Landscape Fragmentation

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Japan: Insights in Solar Investor Landscape Fragmentation

In their upcoming report ‘Solar PV Asset Management 2017-2022: Markets, Investors, Asset Managers and Software’, GTM Research and SOLICHAMBA partnered with Solarplaza to analyze the Japanese investor landscape, and found that Japan has the most fragmented investor landscape of all the major markets analyzed in the report, including the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, the U.K., France, Spain, Chile, and India.

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Top 30 Solar PV Portfolios in Japan

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Top 30 Solar PV Portfolios in Japan

As part of our continuous involvement in the Japanese solar market, we again take stock of the solar asset ownership in the Japanese market, also comparing the current status to last year's situation to reflect on the changes regarding PV plant ownership. We have come up with a ‘Top 30’, for which we have considered industrial and utility-scale plants with a capacity above 10 kW. It can be seen that the market has remained highly dynamic, with many owners increasing the capacity of their solar portfolios.

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The Revised Feed-In Tariff: A New Chapter for Solar in Japan

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The Revised Feed-In Tariff: A New Chapter for Solar in Japan

On 21st February 2017, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Solar Market Regulations and O&M developments in Japan”. Izumi Kaizuka, Research Division Manager at RTS Corp, and Martin Mesmer, Director of Operations at GSSG Solar joined the webinar as speakers and discussed the latest market regulation developments and O&M trends in Japan. The entire video recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be freely accessed here.

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Top 10 third-party O&M providers in Japan

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Top 10 third-party O&M providers in Japan

To get a grasp of the specialized O&M segment, we decided to look into the largest O&M providers active in Japan in terms of ‘third party services’, strictly referring to companies that do not own the assets they provide services to (even if O&M is not their only activity). 

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Floating solar plants: Niche rising to the surface?

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Floating solar plants: Niche rising to the surface?

More and more PV plants across the world are being installed on water. These so called ‘floating solar systems’ (or ‘floatovoltaics’) are an appropriate solution to situations where roof and/or ground space is limited. But just how big is this niche? Where are these floating plants located and what is their size? Solarplaza delved into these questions and came up with a Top 70 Floating PV Plants, as well as several interesting facts you probably want to know.

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