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July 30 (Wed.)
Time Title  
13:00

14:30
Makoto KonagaiSpecialized Seminar [Technology]
Present Status and Future Prospects of Solar Cells
Makoto Konagai
Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Makoto Konagai
Makoto Konagai

Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

[Education]

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology (1972)
  • Master of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology (1974)
  • Doctor of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology (1977)

[Employment]

  • Research Associate, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1977)
  • Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1981)
  • Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1991)

[Present]

  • Director, Photovoltaics Research Center
  • Director,Inter-Departmental Organization for Environment and Energy
  • Professor, Department of Physical Electronics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering

[Major fields]

  • Solar cell materials, Solar cells, Photovoltaic system

[Award]

  • PVSEC Award (PVSEC-11, 1999)
  • Best Paper Award (PVSEC-12, 2001)
  • JSAP Fellow (Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2008)
  • The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prizes for Science and Technology (2009)
  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (2013)

[Other activities]

  • Group Leader
    METI/NEDO Innovative PV Technology,
    “Full Spectrum Thin Film Solar Cells with Low Concentration Ratios”
  • Research Director
    MEXT/JST FUTURE (FUkushima Top-level United center for Renewable Energy research) Program, “Si Nano-Wire Solar Cells”
  • Chairperson
    JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science),
    University-Industry Research Cooperation , 175th Committee on Innovative Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems
  • Chairperson
    International Advisory Committee, International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference
  • President
    Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • Member, Science Council of Japan
[Outline:]
The seminar will introduce the latest trends in PV cell research and development that is advancing by taking diverse approaches. Among those, the “FUTURE-PV Innovation” project is a challenging research that aims for a 30% conversion efficiency for Si solar cells.
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15:00

16:30
Jumpei BabaSpecialized Seminar [Technology]
How PV system become an important power source?
Jumpei Baba
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences,
Department of Advanced Energy, The University of Tokyo

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Jumpei Baba
Jumpei Baba

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences,
Department of Advanced Energy, The University of Tokyo

He was born in 1973. He graduate the University of Tokyo in 2001.3. He joined Tokyo University of Science in 2001.4, the University of Tokyo in 2003.4 and is accosiate professor of department of advanced energy in 2007.4.
His research interests is power electronics, distributed generation systems, energy storage and applied superconductivity.

[Outline:]
The seminar will discuss the challenges for PV systems to become one of the important power sources among electric power systems and to enable further penetration as well as the technological prospects, from the electric system perspective.
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August 1 (Thu.)

Time Title  
10:30

12:00
Takuto IchimuraSpecialized Seminar [Business]
Practical issues on grid connection and certification of generation facilities
Takuto Ichimura
Attorney at Law /
The Officials in charge of Drafting on the ministerial ordinance under the Renewable Energy Sources Act with regard to grid connection and certification of generation facilities

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Takuto Ichimura
Takuto Ichimura

Attorney at Law /
The Officials in charge of Drafting on the ministerial ordinance under the Renewable Energy Sources Act with regard to grid connection and certification of generation facilities

Attorney at law. Seconded to the New and Renewable Energy Division, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a Deputy Director between November 2011 and June 2013. During secondment post, was in general charge of Renewable Energy Sources Act as a whole, with particular emphasis on drafting conditions for certification of generation facilities and pricing determination, drafting and actual implementation on grounds of permission for grid connection refusals, and drafting of model PPA and interconnection agreement for renewables. After enactment of Renewable Energy Sources Act in July 2013, advised many renewable energy companies on grid connection and negotiation issues with Electric Power companies.

[Outline:]
The seminar will discuss the points important to be aware of, by taking into account the latest trends and examples regarding matters such as applying for generation facility certification and grid connection negotiations that will impact the conditions for introducing a PV system.
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13:00

14:30
Takao ShinobuSpecialized Seminar [Business]
The Act on Renewable Energy for Rural Areas
Takao Shinobu
Director,
Food Industrial Innovation Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
[Former Director for Renewable Energy Policy Division]

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Takao Shinobu
Takao Shinobu

Director,
Food Industrial Innovation Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
[Former Director for Renewable Energy Policy Division]

Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1991.
After serving such positions as Senior Planning Officer, Policy Planning Division, Minister's Secretariat; Acting Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and Planning Officer, Secretariat, Government Revitalization Unit, Cabinet Office; Director for Renewable Energy Policy Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, assumed the current position in July 2014.

[Outline:]
The contents of the Act on Renewable Energy for Rural Areas and how to utilize it in practice and actual cases expected by the law will be explained in easily understandable terms.
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15:00

16:30
Mitsuru OmoriJunji AsaiTeiko KudoSpecialized Seminar [Business]
Finance for Solar PV Business
Teiko Kudo
Director and Unit Leader, Growth Industry Cluster Department,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
and other speakers

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Teiko Kudo
Teiko Kudo

Director and Unit Leader, Growth Industry Cluster Department,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

[Education]
March 1987 Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Keio University


[Career]

April 2014
Director and Unit Leader, Growth Industry Cluster Department
April 2012
General Manager, Growth Industry Cluster Department, Project&Export Finance Department
February 2009
General Manager, Environmental Department, Project&Export Finance Department
July 2006
Group Head, ECA Finance Group, Structured Finance Department
December 2002
Senior Vice President, Project Finance Group, Structured Finance Department
April 1999
Vice President, Project Finance Department, International Finance Department
June 1996
Director, Sumitomo Bank Capital Market(Hong Kong)
May 1995
Vice President, International Credit Department
October 1994
Vice President, International Finance Department
April 1987
Joined The Sumitomo Bank
Junji Asai
General Manager, Environmental Business Division, Environmental Business Development Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.

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Junji Asai
Junji Asai

General Manager, Environmental Business Division, Environmental Business Development Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.

Joined Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd, Kyoto branch, in 1991. Shizuoka Branch in 1992, Osaka Corporate Business Dept. I in 1997, Machinery Equipment Dept. in 2011, Equipment Business Dept. in 2012 (Apr.), Environmental Business Dept. in 2012 (Oct.), General Manager of Environmental Business Promotion Dept. in 2014 (present).
Long year career in dealing with asset finance of electronic devices such as semiconductor for large public companies and experience in lease finances of PV equipment. In 2010, participate in the project team of the expansion of asset finance for PV sector in anticipation of introduction of FIT in Japan. In October, 2012, joined Environmental Business Dept. as assignment and dealt with the business support for asset finance and vendor finance of PV equipment. Currently, as GM of Environmental Business Promotion Dept., deal with structured finances for renewable energy projects.

Mitsuru Omori
Consultant, Business Frontier Group, Research & Consulting Division, The Japan Research Institute, Limited

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Mitsuru Omori
Mitsuru Omori

Consultant, Business Frontier Group, Research & Consulting Division,
The Japan Research Institute, Limited

[Academic Background]
Graduate School of Management, University of Kyoto, Master of Business Administration(MBA)


[Field of Expertise]
- management strategy, business strategy, marketing strategy
- business administration, organization reform
- overseas research


[Publications, Conference & Seminars]

  • “Monthly Mix” (elsevierjapan, 2012)
  • “Business i. ENECO” (Fuji Sankei Business i,2013)
  • “NIKKEI SANGYO SHINBUN” (NIHON KEIZAI SHINBUN,2014)
  • “KOL Management” (GIJUTSU KYOKAI, 2014)


[Outline:]
The speaker will talk about how to obtain funding from financial institutions and the key points etc. for setting up PV systems and for power generation business.
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* No audio / video recording and photography in all seminars.

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