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Japan has experienced impressive growth in installed PV capacity since 1990 and is expected to break through the 32 GW threshold by 2020, according to a recent study from Japan’s Institute of Energy Economics. The largest Japanese portfolios of operational PV assets are already on a par with the European PV portfolios and, as indicated in Solarplaza’s “Insights in Japan’s major current and future PV portfolios,” most of the biggest Japanese market players plan to significantly expand their PV portfolios within the country.
This impressive growth also means that the Japanese PV industry is now facing another important challenge: keeping these systems performing at their best and paying back consistent yields to investors, lenders and project developers. According to GTM Research, the global operations and maintenance market for megawatt-scale PV plants will exceed 230 GW by 2018, and Japan will account for a significant part of the development of the solar asset management (AM) and operations and maintenance (O&M) market in Asia.
Solarplaza, a global solar event organizer, will be hosting the 5th edition of its leading Solar Asset Management conferences in Tokyo from 24-25 June 2015 (www.solarassetmanagement.asia).
The two-day conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn from international and Japanese market experts, and to deepen their insights into the different technical and financial aspects of PV performance optimization. A selection of the topics to be discussed include O&M (Solarig), Irradiation data in yield predictions (SolarGis, Sunpulse, Vector Cuatro), Secondary market and PV funds (Sparx Group, JCRA) and Financial Stakeholder requirements (Deutsche Bank, Shinsei Bank).
The event is expected to see the participation of 100+ Japanese and international attendees and is sponsored by leading companies active in this field in Japan.