2016 will be a year of change for solar PV players in Japan. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) confirmed in March that the FiT rates will be reduced by 11% and large projects may no longer receive supports. The rather generous FiT will be replaced with a tendering scheme, which is intended to stimulate better operation performance and improve the overall competitiveness of renewable energy projects in general, according to representatives of the METI and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in an interview with Solarplaza.

On the other hand, Japan will remain a top-tier market, with an expected annual installation capacity of 14 GW--a record number for the past few years. In this way, what would be the challenge brought forward by these dynamics? How should project developers respond in accordance?

Bringing together Deputy Director of New Renewable Energy Division Agency, a part of METI, and 20+ leading service providers, Solar Asset Management Asia is designated to answer to the latest trend of Japan’s solar PV industry. The two-day conference is a key channel to learn about operation and maintenance strategies of solar assets in a time of tightening regulations. Moreover, the Solar Asset Management Asia is also perfect platform to expand your contact networks. With over 150 high-level delegates and a dozen of leading sponsors and partners, you will have insightful interactions and opportunities to get an ‘insider perspective’ on project performance and operation in Japan.

Join Solarplaza’s webinar on how to operationalize weather data to benchmark plant performance and forecast project cash flows, with Vector Cuatro Japan, and Kipp & Zonnen. The webinar is an ideal chance to get firsthand information on the common pitfalls most project developers have made in irradiation measurement and the difference between Japan and other major solar markets.

If you wish to discuss your involvement in Solar Asset Management Asia, please get in touch with Stefano Cruccu (stefano(at)solarplaza.com) in English and Saori Minamino (saori(at)solarplaza.com) in Japanese or dial +31 10 280 9198. To learn further about the event, go to the event website and download the conference brochure!