Will you be joining PV EXPO 2019 in Tokyo? We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Date: 1st March, 18:00-21:00
Location: Hotel Sun Route Ariake

Solarplaza, ReTC.io and Mott MacDonald are organizing an exclusive gathering in preparation for the 5th edition of Solar Asset Management Asia (30-31 May). We will initiate discussions that will be further developed in May at the conference, as well as addressing different pressing topics that are shaping the future trajectory of solar in Japan.
Good news: Registrations are now open! Even better news: There will be an unlimited supply of food and drinks during the event, which will be held at Hotel Sun Route Ariake, just 5 minutes walking distance from Tokyo Big Sight.
Learn, share, network, and celebrate the end of the Japanese solar week!

Organizing partners: Networking event lead partner:
PV EXPO Week Networking Event /// Friday 1, March 2019
18:00 Reception
18:15 Welcome words by Solarplaza
18:30 A new paradigm: The path towards a decentralized energy landscape
  • • Deregulation as a global phenomenon: where does Japan stand?
  • • How are disruptive technologies shaping decentralized power production, distribution and trading and what it means for regulators?
  • • Blockchain, Tangle or other DLT? The role of utilities going forward.
MARTIN MESMER /// FOUNDER - ReTC.io
Martin designed several large power plants for Pacifico Energy and GSSG Solar in Japan. He has 24 years of experience in the PV industry, including PV System design and optimization, power plant development, components design and technology evaluation, negotiating with suppliers and training engineers.
He started his solar career analyzing the first HIT cells manufactured at Sanyo Solar in Hirakata. He served as a technical advisor to Intel Capital for photovoltaic investments, built the US PV engineering team for Siemens, and developed E.On’s PV engineering division in San Francisco. He oversaw the technical design, negotiation, and implementation of over 240 MW of PV plants in Japan for leading IPPs.
Martin pushed for 1500V before it was fashionable both in the US and in Japan.
MARTIN MESMER
FOUNDER /// ReTC.io
18:45 Floatovoltaics: a new horizon for large-scale solar PV deployment
  • • Global market overview and outlook
  • • Technology developments and current challenges
  • • Establishing bankability for large-scale floating projects
TATSUTO KIKUCHI /// SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT - MOTT MACDONALD
Mr. Tatsuto Kikuchi is a senior consultant of solar PV team in Mott MacDonald. He has a career of more than 20 years of Planning and Management of infrastructure projects including transportation and power plant. Having been engaged in Owner’s Engineer’s role and Technical Advisory role on solar PV plant projects especially in the past 5 years, he has been involved in energy yield assessment, technical due diligence, construction Monitoring, final acceptance inspection and performance test of solar PV plant.
TATSUTO KIKUCHI
SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT - MOTT MACDONALD
19:00 Roundtable discussions & networking
Discussions will be centered around the following three themes in small working groups:
  • • Economics of C&I storage
  • • Floating solar
  • • Evolution of merchant solar in Japan
21:00 End of Networking Event

Registration

Register below for the Networking Event on 1 March 2019 and / or the Solar Asset Management Asia conference on 30-31 May 2019.