Seminar Program

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Executive Forum

  • Annex Hall F201-202

    Agency for Natural Resources and Energy New and Renewable Energy Division Director : Yasuhiro Matsuyama

    Managing Executive Officer President of TEPCO Research Institute : Hiroshi Okamoto

    NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD. EV and HEV Engineering Division Alliance Global Director : Kazuo Yajima

    Executive Forum

    Date and time

    Venue

    Annex Hall F201-202

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    FIT-System Reform and Further Expansion of Photovoltaic Power Generation

    Yasuhiro Matsuyama

    In 1992, he graduated from Faculty of Law, Tokyo University and entered the METI in the same year. He was in charge of environmental and energy policy as well as various policy plans and enforcement such as a trade policy (FTA), an industrial human resource policy, the IT promotion administration. He resided in the U.K. as a JETRO London industry researcher for three years from 2009, and carried out a Europe/Middle Eastern Asia energy research activities including renewable energy. After his return to Japan, he was appointed as a director of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division from 2012, and as an Executive Assistant to the Minister from December of the same year. Since September, 2014, he has been taking a responsibility for a director of the New and Renewable Energy Division.

    summary

    The speech will explain the latest FIT Act amendment aimed at the long-term expansion of the introduction of renewable energy sources as well as the direction of policies that will be implemented going forward.

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    Towards Digitalization of the Electric Power System and Its Integration with Distributed Systems

    Hiroshi Okamoto

    1993 Joined Tokyo Electric Power Co.,Inc.
    2000 Engineering Research Group, Engineering Department; Corporate Planning Department (concurrent positions)
    2002 Group Manager, Power System Engineering Group, Engineering Department
    2010 Group Manager, Smart Grid Strategy Group, Engineering Department
    2013 General Mnager, Power System Engineering Center, Power Grid Company; Engineering R&D Department; Corporate Planning Department (concurrent positions)
    2014 General Manager, Engineering R&D Department; General Manager, Inter-regional Power Exchange Office, Management & Planning Division (concurrent positions)
    2015 Managing Executive Officer

    summary

    In Japan, Electricity Market Reform is ongoing, where OCCTO(Organization for Cross-border Cordination of Transmission Operators) has been established and the retail market has been fully liberarilized. In addition, Japanese power grids are facing several challenges such as de-centralized system integration and de-carbonization agreed by COP21. This presentation describes the future direction of Japanese power system in terms of digitalization of the electric power industry.

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    Mobile Storage Batteries: Localization of Energy Production Making Electric Vehicles Becoming More Valuable

    Kazuo Yajima

    Mr. YAJIMA Kazuo is Alliance Global Director of EV and HEV Engineering Division of Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. In this position, he is responsible for EV and HEV system development, EV and HEV Powertrain Development, and EV Energy Development.
    Prior to this position, he led the battery technology team and contributed to the great success of launching NISSAN LEAF in 2010.
    Mr. Yajima graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tohoku University in 1988, after which he joined its faculty. From 1988 to 1990, he was a postgraduate in department of applied chemistry and researched polymer synthesis at Tohoku University, where he earned his master's degree in 1990.
    Mr. Yajima joined NISSAN in 1990, and worked not only in engineering area but also in marketing area over 24 years including 4 years overseas assignment.
    Mr. Yajima is a published Engineer and experienced businessman. He has global insight to the electrification of transport movement.

    summary

    Availabe mileage of Nissan LEAF is greatly extended by the improvement of battery technology and due to gradually expanding charging infrastructure, the Nissan LEAF has been recorded of the world total about 0.22 million vehicles sold. Electric vehicles, not only as a mobility, can also be used at home by discharging electricity and can contribute to the local production for self consumption and CO2 reduction of energy when combined with solar power. In this seminar, electric vehicles potential in combination with the solar power generation will be explained.
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International Operations Committee Seminar

  • Annex Hall F203

    Ministry of the Environment, Japan Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau : Yuji Mizuno

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance : Takehiro Kawahara

    A.T. Kearney K.K. : Hiroshi Sasamata

    International Operations Committee Seminar

    Date and time

    Venue

    Annex Hall F203

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    The recent development of the Joint Crediting Mechanism

    Yuji Mizuno

    He is in charge for bilateral consultation for the Joint Crediting Mechanism as well as international under the UNFCCC process in the ministry. He participated in COP21 in which the Paris Agreement was adapted, as a lead negotiator for market mechanisms In the Japanese delegation. He has been in charge for international negotiations and support to developing countries regarding the clean development mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol as well as an administrator of the Japanese national registry for compliance of the Kyoto Protocol.

    summary

    Government of Japan establishes and implements the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) which aims to appropriately evaluate contributions from Japan to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner achieved through the diffusion of low carbon technologies and products in developing countries, and acquire emission reduction credits in proportion to the contribution from Japan and to use them to achieve Japan’s emission reduction target. In ths presentation, the recent development of the JCM, including examples of JCM projects, will be introduced.

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    Global PV Market Outlook

    Takehiro Kawahara

    Takehiro joined New Energy Finance in December 2012. He is in charge of research and analysis for Japan’s renewable energy sector. He has worked on energy policies, analysis of Japan's residential PV market, grid constraint issues for intermittent renewable energy, financing for solar projects in Japan. Takehiro also gave several presentations is several events such as seminars for politicians in Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Prior to New Energy Finance, Takehiro completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden in June 2012, and worked in Japan Science and Technology Agency.

    summary

    In the first part of this presentation, the speaker will discuss current status and short-term forecast of the global PV market. This will include expansion of distributed PV generation market in Europe and the US, potential impacts of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to the US PV market, auction results in emerging markets. The speaker will also bring implications from experience in other markets for Japan's. In the second half, the speaker will be presentiong long-term energy forecast with focus on solar.

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    Future industrial structure of utility sector and PV business in Japan, referring precedent case in Germany

    Hiroshi Sasamata

    Hiroshi Sasamata is a Partner with A.T. Kearne, the practice leader for the firm's Energy & Process Industries in Japan.

    He provides consulting services to energy industry; leading companies, related businesses, new entrants, and a public sector. His areas of expertise include scenario planning, business strategy, global strategy and M&A and integration support.

    He is often asked by the media to provide insight as a pundit for the energy issues and industry. He also contributes articles to magazines and newspapers.

    He advised Japan’s Cabinet Office , as a member of Committee to Study Costs and Other Issues (2011) and Supply-Demand Verification Committee (2012) of Energy and Environment Council.

    Being appointed as a Project Professor at Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University since 2014

    Sasamata earned MBA from the Columbia Business School, Columbia University in the City of New York and a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kyoto University.

    summary

    German utilities earned a huge profits after liberalization process through its centralized generation business in early 2000's. But the rapid growth in RES resulted in collapse of wholesale price due to excessive supply and continuous hike in retail market price due to FiT surcharge, etc., in 2010's. This is currently driving German utilities to shift their business domain to RES generation and retail business, including decentralized generation. Referring the change in German utility market structure, we will foresee the future industrial structure in utility sector and PV business in Japan, where liberalization, low-carbonization, and digitalization come at once
  • Annex Hall F203

    JPEA International Operations : Ueno Akira

    JPEA International Operations : Yoshida Kazuyuki

    International Operations Committee Seminar

    Date and time

    Venue

    Annex Hall F203

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    Market report of photovoltaic power generation in Philippines/International Operations of JPEA(Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association)

    Ueno Akira

    JPEA
    International Operations
    SOLAR FRONTIER K.K.

    summary

    This January, the International Operations Committee of the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) conducted a study with the aim of collecting location information that could provide helpful suggestions for entering the photovoltaic power generation market in the Philippines, and to support JPEA member corporations in their efforts to enter the Philippines market. Activities were also conducted locally, including discussions with key persons in the government, power companies, financial institutions, and the local photovoltaic power generation associations, as well as introduction to some of the knowhow and best practices built up in the Japan market. This seminar will provide insight into the key points, including matters related to electric power in the Philippines based on the results of the study (infrastructure, commercial distribution, power market), energy policies, photovoltaic power generation market, and recommendations to JPEA members.

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    General Meeting of Asia Pacific PV Industry Council and Report of SNEC2016(Shanghai)/International Operations of JPEA(Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association)

    Yoshida Kazuyuki

    JPEA
    International Operations
    Panasonic Corporation

    summary

    The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has established the Asian Pacific Photovoltaic Industry Council (APPIC) by eight organizations in the Asia-Pacific region related to PV power generation with the objectives of further popularizing photovoltaic power generation as well as expanding mutual interaction. Since 2010, an assembly has been convened every year. The 9th general assembly this year was held in May to correspond with the SNEC 2016 PV Power Expo. The exhibition this year turned out to be the largest fair in the world, drawing more than 1,500 companies and 220,000 visitors to the 180,000 m2 venue. This seminar introduces the PV market in each country, based on the activity reports of each association delivered at the general assembly, as well as some of the findings concerning trends in the photovoltaic industry obtained from SNEC 2016.
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Specialized Seminar (Business)

  • Annex Hall F201-202

    SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. Technical General Manager : Masakazu Shio

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Future Prospects for Photovoltaic Power Generation in Housing--What Comes after ZEH?

    Masakazu Shio

    SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    External Relation Group
    Public Relations & External Relations Department
    Housing Company
    Technical General Manager

    summary

    ZEH is attracting attention as a means of enabling homes to conserve energy. Together with the results of an in-house survey on zero energy achievement of PV-equipped residences, we will discuss the challenges of ZEH and expectations of new technology that may resolve those challenges. How to use photovoltaic power generation intelligently is the key.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    Hamamatsu-Shindenryoku Director : Takeyuki Kitamura

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Undertaking Local Production and Consumption of Renewable Energy Sources through Public-Private Collaboration

    Takeyuki Kitamura

    Hamamatsu-Shindenryoku
    Director

    summary

    The Company is established by the public and private companies, and has started energy supply business this April for the realization of a low carbon society with no anxiety for the energy , ""Smart City in Hamamatsu"", which is written in the ""Hamamatsu energy vision "".
    Our main business is energy supply, local production for local consumption of electricity. In the future, we will also provide support for energy reduction of customers and power generation of customers, optimum use of the energy in Hamamatsu city, and a comprehensive energy service like ""Stadt Berke"".
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    Kanagawa Prefectural Government Energy Division Industry Department INDUSTRY AND LABOR BUREAU Director : Hajime Amano

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Promotion of the Kanagawa Smart Energy Plan

    Hajime Amano

    Joined the Kanagawa Prefectural Government in 1991.
    Worked in tax administration, personnel management, and decentralization of power among others.
    Working on measures to increase use of renewable energy sources since 2014, was assigned to current position in April 2016.

    summary

    Kanagawa Prefecture established the Kanagawa Smart Energy Plan in April 2014 with the aim of supplying 45% of the electricity consumed within the prefecture with photovoltaics and other distributed electricity sources by FY2030. The speaker will introduce the measures that Kanagawa Prefecture is taking to support the introduction of photovoltaics such as the support system for Locally Driven Operations concerning Renewable Energy Sources newly launched this fiscal year.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    XSOL CO., LTD. Chief Executive Officer : Shinichi Suzuki

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

    Date and time

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    The Future of Photovoltaic Power Generation in Japan as a Main Power Source

    Shinichi Suzuki

    XSOL CO., LTD.
    Chief Executive Officer

    summary

    It has been exactly four years since FIT began in July 2012. Japan’s photovoltaic generation has shown rapid popularization and expansion, but there has been a variety of negative opinions claiming that the spread is already diminishing. So what is really the case? FIT is nothing more than a simple engine starter, and its real outcomes will become more apparent in the future, as indeed fiscal year 2017 marks the true start of photovoltaic power generation. We’ll clarify that backdrop and basis, as well as the future towards which Japan’s photovoltaic generation should be heading and its outlook.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN Deputy Secretary General : Takahiro Shimomura

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

    Date and time

    Venue

    Annex Hall F201-202

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    What Is an Electric Power Organization Promoting Operations Covering an Extensive Area?
    --The Relationship between Renewable Energy Businesses and Extensive Area Organizations--

    Takahiro Shimomura

    Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, JAPAN
    General Affairs Department
    Deputy Secretary General

    summary

    The Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Japan (OCCTO) was established on April 1, 2015 as the first step in electricity system reform. We will share about what role the OCCTO is playing among electricity systems, with a focus especially on how this relates to those in the photovoltaic generation industry and also how people can utilize photovoltaic generation
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    4R Energy Corporation R&D Division Division General Manager : Nobuhiro Amano

    Specialized Seminar (Business)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Reuse Technology for Lithium-ion Battery for EV

    Nobuhiro Amano

    "1991: Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    2003: Senior Engineer of IT Design and Test, Nissan Technical Centre Europe Ltd
    2009: Manager of Control and Corporate Planning Department, Infiniti Business Unit, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    2011: Manager of EV Energy Development Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    2014: General manager of Technical Solution Group, 4R Energy Corporation"

    summary

    “Second-life” business of lithium-ion battery (4R business) is studied as a holistic approach to realize Zero-emission society. 4R stands for Reuse, Refabricate, Resell and Recycle.
    As the first step, 12kWh ESS (Energy Strage System) with new battery for residential usage was developed and introduced to understand market requirement. And also demonstration experiments with used battery from EV were conducted in several places in Japan. In this session, key technology to realize reuse business will be explained.
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Specialized Seminar (Technology)

  • Annex Hall F201-202

    TOKYO CITY UNIVERSITY Advanced Research Laboratories Professor : Makoto Konagai

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Latest Developments and Future Prospects in Solar Cells Research and Development

    Makoto Konagai

    Makoto KONAGAI is Professor at Tokyo City University. He received the B.E., M.E and D.E degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1972, 1974 and 1977, respectively. Since 1977, he has been with Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he has been engaged in the development of solar cell materials and devices. He retired Tokyo Institute of Technology on March 2015 and has been working for Tokyo City University since April 2015.
    He is currently working on bulk and thin-film Si Si solar cells. He has authored over 400 publications in international journals and over 500 international presentations.
    He organized PVSEC-9 (1996) and WCPEC-6(2014). He is currently the chairman of JSPS, The 175th Committee on Innovative Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems and the chairman of International Advisory Committee of PVSEC.
    He has received prestigious awards, including the PVSEC Award (1999), Medal with Purple Ribbon (2013) and Hamakawa Award(2014). He is now a member of Science Council of Japan.

    summary

    Currently, Si is the material used in solar cells, and this trend is unlikely to change for some time. The energy conversion efficiency of Si solar cells is reported to have exceeded 25% as a result of the use of heterojunction and back-contact structures. In the presentation, present status and future prospects of Si solar cells R&D will be reviewed. Among the thin-film solar cells, the development of Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cells is being prioritized. For Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cells, an efficiency of 22.3% has been reported for the small area cell. Furthermore, the development of perovskite solar cells is underway. We are seeing rapid shift of scientific interest from dye/organic solar cells to perovskite solar cells. Currently, I am acting as a group leader of the “FUTURE-PV Innovation” project. In the project, the energy bandgap of Si will be controlled to around 1.3-1.7 eV using the quantum confinement effec. The project aims to achieve an energy conversion efficiency exceeding 30% by preparing all-Si based tandem solar cells.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Junior Associate Professor : Yuzuru Ueda

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Evaluation Technology for Soundness of an Outdoor Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems

    Yuzuru Ueda

    From 2004, he has been focusing on the research on photovoltaic system technologies including performance analyses, yield estimation, monitoring and failure detection and grid integration of renewable energies including energy management systems. From 2014, he is a Junior Associate Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science.

    summary

    Long-term operation is required for PV systems. Overview of the evaluation technology for soundness of an outdoor PV systems and latest trends of monitoring data analysis, periodic inspection and on-site diagnosis techniques will be explained in this lecture.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association New and Renewable Energy Systems Department Manager : Isao Yoshida

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Developments in the International Standardization of Photovoltaic Power Generation

    Isao Yoshida

    Engaged in research and development at Sanyo on compound semiconductor superlattices, oxide superconducting material and devices, nanomaterial, inorganic fluorescent material and devices, and other material and devices. From 2007 engaged in research and development on thin-film silicon solar cells.
    Seconded to the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA; general incorporated association) in June 2015, is currently in charge of international standardization of photovoltaic systems.
    Currently member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, Chemical Society of Japan, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, and Carbon Society of Japan.
    Doctor of Science.

    summary

    Demand for the establishment of international standards and specifications for photovoltaic systems is growing due to their rapid introduction as the result of national policies worldwide for the introduction of renewable energy sources. In response to this, in addition to the conventional standards and specifications concerning the performance, safety, and reliability of individual products, new certification systems useful to users and investors making investment decisions are beginning to be developed to evaluate entire photovoltaic systems from design and installment to operation and maintenance. These new evaluation systems are expected to reduce investment risk and contribute to the further expansion of the photovoltaics market.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    SMA Japan K.K. Director, Service and Technical : Masafumi Kawakami

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    The Role and Potential of Power Conditioners in Support of Electricity Infrastructure

    Masafumi Kawakami

    SMA Japan K.K.
    Director, Service and Technical

    summary

    As the adoption of renewable energy is expanding, the role of inverters (power conditioners) in electric power system infrastructure will be even more important going forward. We will summarize the important role that inverters should play in electric power system infrastructure. Also, while alluding to the differences in technical requirements for inverters in Japan versus those overseas, we aim to deepen understanding of inverters by providing an easy-to-understand explanation of their technical as well as social background. By addressing the future responses to the technical requirements that can be achieved using inverters as well as social requirements that are needed, we intend to have participants recognize again the possibility that inverters offer.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    Kansai University Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor : Yoh Yasuda

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    How to build the Power System that enables Large-scale Integration of Renewables

    Yoh Yasuda

    Yoh Yasuda received the Graduate degree in electronics and information engineering in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Yokohama National University, Japan.Since 1994, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kansai University, Japan, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research interests are lightning protection of wind power and grid integration of large amount of renewables.
    Dr. Yasuda is a board member of Japan Wind Energy Association. Also, he is an expert member of several international committees such as IEA Wind Task25, IEC/TC88/MT24, and so on. Another portrait of him is a scientific writer. He published several books and serializes columns in Japanese magazines. He is also known as a translator of Thomas Ackermann’s book “WIND POWER IN POWER SYSTEMS” into Japanese as well as many European reports on wind power.

    summary

    In Japanese context, it has been widely considered that there are so many technical barriers to realise large-scale integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) such as PV and wind. However, in Europe, where the large-scale integration is becoming true, it is recognised that the barriers are not technical issues but political and/or regulatory issues. This presentation will show what is and how to built the power system that enables large-scale integration of renewables and discuss the problem resolution.
  • Annex Hall F201-202

    NIHON UNIVERSITY College of Science and Technology Professor : Shogo Nishikawa

    Specialized Seminar (Technology)

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    Annex Hall F201-202

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    Outline of Design Standards for Support Structures for Solar Cell Arrays (JIS C 8955)

    Shogo Nishikawa

    Born on 9 August 1959. Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering in the College of Science and Technology, Nihon University in March 1982. Began working at the same College of Nihon University in April 2004. Engaged in research on renewable energy including photovoltaic energy, and on energy storage systems. Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Polar Research. Member of the board of directors for the Japan Solar Energy Society and the Solar Design Consortium.

    summary

    In order to keep photovoltaic facilities in sound condition for more than 20 years, the support structures (such as the frame and foundation) for solar cell arrays have to be adequately strong. The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) “C8955 Design Guide on Structures for Photovoltaic Array” sets forth the specifications for the strength of such support structures. The current standards are based mainly on contents that were formulated more than 20 years ago, but are being subjected to significant revisions now. Here, we will provide an outline of the standards while comparing the current standards with the proposed revisions.
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Main Stage Seminar Jun 29 (Wed.)

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Main Stage Seminar Jun 30 (Thu.)

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Main Stage Seminar July 1 (Fri.)

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PV Japan 2016
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