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In March 2012, juwi set up headquarters in Singapore, now the company has expanded into the Japanese and Taiwanese markets with its own projects. Currently, 65 juwi employees are working in the Asia-Pacific region, with Singapore as the hub for all its activities.
Goh Chee Kiong, director of Cleantech at the Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “Singapore is well positioned as the leading project development and financing hub for the Asia-Pacific region which is regarded as the next growth frontier in renewable energy.
Kiong added: “Companies can also leverage Singapore’s strengths in market access, technology and ability to attract international talent. We are confident that juwi’s new regional headquarters in Singapore will help increase the vibrancy of our clean technology industry.”
Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi regional director Asia-Pacific, added, “We are very happy to have found a strategic partner in Japan with great cooperation leading to a successful market entry in Japan. We are convinced that 100% electricity supply with renewable energy is not only possible, but worthwhile. It is the only secure, affordable and sustainable alternative to nuclear power stations and coal power stations.”
In Taiwan, juwi is currently installing photovoltaic systems on eight rooftops. The projects are being constructed in the Province of Jyn Lin. Since the beginning of October, juwi experts and its local Taiwanese partner started renovating the roof for the installation of the photovoltaic system. The solar plant is expected to be connected to the grid by December.
So far juwi has realized the greatest volume of Asian projects in northern India having connecting five solar free-field plants to the grid, totalling 22MW. A further three plants, with a total capacity of approximately 50MW, are currently under construction and expected to be connected to the grid at the beginning of 2013.