Germany-based PV monitoring solutions provider meteocontrol has launched a new company to focus on the Japanese market via a joint venture with Suntech Power Japan Corporation, a subsidiary of Chinese module manufacturer Suntech Power.
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Over and over again, at last week’s PV Expo trade show in Tokyo, PV Tech heard that those that will survive in Japan’s PV market will be the ones in it for the long haul. Andy Colthorpe spoke to industry observers and participants to get an inside look.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.
Chinese tech giant Huawei was showcasing two sets of PV inverters for the Japanese market at this week’s PV Expo, with the company targeting 2GW of shipments into the country this year according to representatives.
The prospect of Japan introducing a tender system for large-scale solar project rights from this year does not phase international companies doing PV business in Japan, who have said they are ready for the new policy.
Taking place this week in Tokyo as part of the World Smart Energy Week event attracting around 70,000 visitors, PV Expo features an eye-opening and often exotic range of products and services. Here are pictures of some highlights taken by PV Tech reporter Andy Colthorpe.
The Japanese PV market’s switch from a feed-in tariff (FiT) driven, mostly utility-scale phenomenon to one based on rooftops and self-consumption was in evidence at the PV Expo trade show in Tokyo this week.