Monitoring and solar system company Draker has completed the installation of its first panel-to-grid monitoring solution in Japan.
The 705kW Ami Solar Park has been implemented with Draker’s monitoring solution which combines AC and Clarity DC systems.
The installation is connected to the grid and operates under the feed-in tariff scheme introduced last summer as part of Japan’s renewable energy strategy.
Draker’s solutions provide both Japanese and English language user interface and public display.
The company said it constitutes the first dual-language monitoring system interface in the Japanese market.
Chach Curtis, Draker’s CEO said: “We are delighted to begin serving customers in Japan in conjunction with our local partner, EKO Instruments. Selection of Draker’s AC and Clarity DC monitoring solution by customers in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and now Japan, is a clear indication of the value that our performance monitoring solutions are bringing solar PV site developers, owners and operators around the globe. Driven by their FiT scheme, we expect the Japanese solar PV market to be among the most active in the world and look forward to strong demand for Draker’s solutions in Japan.”
Toshikazu Hasegawa, representative director and president of EKO Instruments said: “We are very excited to complete the first installation of Draker’s system in Japan. In partnership with Draker, we can provide our Japanese customer with the industry’s leading solar PV monitoring solutions, delivered and supported locally by EKO.”