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 Sponsors
GOLD SPONSOR /// POWERHUB
PowerHub is a cloud-based asset management solution that marries rigorous design with flexibility and customization. It’s designed by and for renewable energy professionals to meet their needs, region by region, whatever the energy source. By intelligently centralizing and digitizing project information and connecting to all systems PowerHub unlocks efficiencies, capabilities, and insights that have the potential to save businesses money, while decreasing risk.
Powerhub Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SMA
SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and service support provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA’s leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry.
SMA is the top-ranked service provider by third-party analysis. SMA’s Solar Asset Management portfolio of services provides developers, EPCs, utilities, and investors with the PV industry’s best financial backstop and long-term plan to maximize system performance. Since launching its plant-wide O&M service in 2013, SMA has been trusted with more than 1GW of commercial and utility contracts.
SMA Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// METEOCONTROL
Meteocontrol is the leading world No.1* monitoring solutions provider for commercial and utility PV systems with the extensive knowledge through thirty years of the actual achievement.
More than 43,000 solar systems with a total power of over 12,998MW are currently monitored worldwide.
From Planning phase as Technical Due Diligence to Operation Phase, Monitoring and O&M, Meteocontrol offers state of the art technological solutions and accompanies solar projects during the entire lifecycle of a project. Meteocontrol is a contact partner for developers, EPC’s, utilities, and investors to maximize system performance in long-term to keep its asset value.
*GPM Research: Global PV Monitoring 2017 Vendor Rankings. No.1 as ISV.
meteocontrol 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 12 GW in Asia Pacific and 23 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 180 solar PV plants with individual capacity of up to 257MWp in Japan, and combined capacity of 4,500 MWp, from weather station management and industry-leading yield analysis, to 3D layout optimisation and site-based construction supervision.
Mott MacDonald Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// AMPT
Ampt serves the global solar market to provide system level optimization of large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to:
  • Lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems;
  • Repower existing systems to produce more energy;
  • Enable low-cost DC-coupled storage systems, and;
  • Provide string-level data for improved O&M.
Ampt DC power optimizers improve performance and lower costs by:
  • Performing MPPT – Ampt performs MPPT on every 3 to 6kW of PV which is 50 to 300 times more granular than typical central inverters without Ampt. The higher the MPPT granularity, the more energy produced.
  • Decreasing wiring costs – Ampt doubles the string lengths to reduce the number of combiners and homeruns by 50%.
  • Reducing inverter costs – Ampt Optimizers allow inverters to operate in Ampt Mode® which increases the inverters rated output power by 40-70% to reduce the inverter cost per watt.
Ampt’s award winning power optimization technology and communications capabilities improve the way PV systems are designed and operated. Headquartered in Colorado, the company has sales and support in North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea as well as representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
AMPT Website
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
Networking Sponsor
NETWORKING 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
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), 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, GPM has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with almost 15 GW globally managed (solar and wind) and more than 2,700 facilities across the globe.
GPM has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 300MW 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
 
Branding Sponsor
BRANDING SPONSOR /// INACCESS
Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record.
Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets.

In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW)

As of end of 2016:
6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US

Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.
Inaccess Website