Diamond Sponsor
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// CO2O
CO2O is an O&M provider that meets the needs of asset owners. The company has a strong partnership with the world's largest solar module maker and has been providing "after-sales support" for them since 2011 in Japan.
CO2O's due diligence track record comprises 1 GW of capacity in Japan, serviced by solving many problems and risks related to PV power plants along the way.
Taking advantage of the knowledge acquired through these experiences, CO2O can maximize the revenue of assets through their technical approach, and raise the value of property by not only basic operations and maintenance services, but also through high value added services such as optimization and consulting activities.
In addition, the company offers a turnkey solution for asset owners, including matters such as system design and EPC work. Moreover, CO2O supplies modules and integrated PCS with high reliability, and applies internal & manufacturer quality inspections on all supplied materials.
CO2O Website
 
Gold Sponsors
GOLD SPONSOR /// POWERHUB
PowerHub is a cloud-based asset management solution that marries rigorous design with flexibility and customization. It’s designed by and for renewable energy professionals to meet their needs, region by region, whatever the energy source. By intelligently centralizing and digitizing project information and connecting to all systems PowerHub unlocks efficiencies, capabilities, and insights that have the potential to save businesses money, while decreasing risk.
Powerhub Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// METEOCONTROL
meteocontrol is the leading world No.1* monitoring solutions provider for commercial and utility PV systems with the extensive knowledge through thirty years of the actual achievement.
More than 43,000 solar systems with a total power of over 12,998MW are currently monitored worldwide.
From Planning phase as Technical Due diligence to Operation phase, monitoring and O&M, meteocontrol offers state of the art technological solutions and accompanies solar projects during the entire lifecycle of a project.
meteocontrol is a contact partner for developers, EPC’s, utilities, and investors to maximize system performance in long-term to keep its asset value.

*GPM Research: Global PV Monitoring 2017 Vendor Rankings. No.1 as ISV.
meteocontrol Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SITEMARK
Sitemark enables enterprises to deploy drones and aerial data at scale while enabling their digital transformation strategy.

Sitemark is used today to monitor +1400 PV sites across +30 countries by asset owners, operators and EPCs during pre-construction, engineering and construction phase, COD, EPC-O&M handover, annual inspections, purchase or sale among other stages in the life of a PV asset.

Within Solar, using the Sitemark platform and its analysis, customers have saved hundreds if not millions of dollars across their portfolios by helping reduce or avoid project delays, streamline overhead costs in managing large projects across entire life cycle of the site starting with site surveys up-to annual site inspections to decommissioning. Sitemark’s solutions have helped Asset Managers with Insurance claims, warranty claims, contractual claims over the years, which is one of the reasons why over 80% of Sitemark’s customers today are Asset Owners.
Sitemark Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// MOTT MACDONALD
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.
We are well known to power plant lenders, investors, and developers. We have a reputation for quality, experience, insightful technical ability, and global reach through the extensive technical advisory work that we have successfully delivered.
We have worked on a multitude of international solar PV projects dating back over 10 years. This includes technical consultancy services for commercial lenders, investors, and owners of over 12 GW in Asia Pacific and 23 GW internationally.
In Japan specifically, we have worked with many leading power sector companies, including for thermal power, wind power and solar power. We have supported more than 180 solar PV plants with individual capacity of up to 257MWp in Japan, and combined capacity of 4,500 MWp, from weather station management and industry-leading yield analysis, to 3D layout optimisation and site-based construction supervision.
Mott MacDonald Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ENVISION
Envision Digital, the software and services business unit of global renewables leader, Envision Group, has developed a suite of energy management solutions and capabilities that redefine what is possible in solar PV plant and fleet management. Envision’s software solutions have been deployed across 100 GW of solar and wind assets globally, allowing owners and operators to more effectively and efficiently manage performance of their renewable energy assets while minimizing both operational and financial risks. Envision Digital also brings together deep domain expertise and proprietary technology to provide a fresh and cutting-edge take on independent engineering services for the solar industry, delivering impactful yet cost effective analytics-as-a-service offerings. Envision works with solar asset owners and plant managers, including leading utilities, IPPs, O&M providers, and EPCs, to increase energy production, dramatically improve operational efficiency, and maximize investment returns. To learn more about Envision’s solar solutions and capabilities visit www.ensight.io/ensight-solar/. To learn more about Envision Group, visit www.envision-group.com.
Envision Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI
Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.
Huawei Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ADLER SOLAR WORKS
Adler Solar Works Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture compAdler Solar Works Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture company between the Japan based Yokohama Kankyo Design Co., Ltd. (YKD) and the German based O&M Service Provider. Adler Solar Works Co., Ltd inherited the knowhow and long-term experience in German PV Market as well as O&M industry practice in Europe, combined with the Japan nationwide business network of YKD. Our customer portfolio includes plant developers, investors, financial institutions, insurance companies as well as manufacturers. We provide not only O&M services (No of O&M projects as a service provider have reached to 150 projects as of Mar, 2019 in Japan) coupled with high engineering quality - our core competence - but also technical due diligence (TDD) and consultancy services, which assure the effectiveness of investment. We are also developing and gaining experiences in repowering services for assessment and restructuring of existing power plants in Japan. With comprehensive service portfolio, the PV experts of ADLER Solar Works support business partners throughout the entire lifecycle of their systems from the planning phase until operation end, and optimize their PV plant performance maximizing investment effectiveness.
Adler Solar Works Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// CANADIAN SOLAR
Canadian Solar exists to make the difference. To customers, colleagues, partners, investors and all whose lives we touch. We are also here to make a positive difference to the environment and society as a whole. We do this by providing exceptional solar products and services that meet the specific needs of customers, employees, partners and investors.
Canadian Solar Operations and Maintenance services are designed to maximize the lifetime value of your solar power plant assets. Leveraging our 17 years of solar industry experience and 700+ MW under operation and 1.2 GW contracted worldwide, Canadian Solar pro-actively monitors and manages your plants minimizing downtime and increasing site availability, resulting in maximum energy production, revenues and profitability. Customized service packages offer the right fit for any solar power plant owner.
Canadian Solar Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// AMPT
Ampt serves the global solar market to provide system level optimization of large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to:
  • Lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems;
  • Repower existing systems to produce more energy;
  • Enable low-cost DC-coupled storage systems, and;
  • Provide string-level data for improved O&M.
Ampt DC power optimizers improve performance and lower costs by:
  • Performing MPPT – Ampt performs MPPT on every 3 to 6kW of PV which is 50 to 300 times more granular than typical central inverters without Ampt. The higher the MPPT granularity, the more energy produced.
  • Decreasing wiring costs – Ampt doubles the string lengths to reduce the number of combiners and homeruns by 50%.
  • Reducing inverter costs – Ampt Optimizers allow inverters to operate in Ampt Mode® which increases the inverters rated output power by 40-70% to reduce the inverter cost per watt.
Ampt’s award winning power optimization technology and communications capabilities improve the way PV systems are designed and operated. Headquartered in Colorado, the company has sales and support in North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea as well as representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
AMPT Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// RISEN ENERGY
Risen Energy is a world leading Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products. We also provide total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.

Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and was publicly listed in 2010. For more than thirty years we have been generating value for our customers around the globe.

Risen Energy's total Solar PV business solutions are among the most advanced and cost-effective in the industry. They are characterized by constant techno-commercial innovation, consummate quality and reliable support.

With local market presence and strong financial bankability status, we are committed to building strategic, mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners. In this way, together we can capitalize on the rising value of green energy.
Risen Energy Website
 
Networking Sponsors
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// STÄUBLI
125 years of experience - Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. Together with the company formerly known as Multi-Contact, which was founded in 1962, we have nearly 55 years of practical experience producing reliable electrical connectors for photovoltaics and other industries.
Original MC4 sets the standard - The first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) was introduced by Multi-Contact (Stäubli) in 1996 followed by the original MC4 in 2004 setting the industry standard ever since. The exclusive MULTILAM advanced contact technology raised the bar in terms of consistent quality and outstanding reliability.
140 GW PV capacity - Entering 2017, we have more than 140 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, amounting to 50 % of the global cumulative PV capacity, that had been successfully connected using our Stäubli photovoltaic connectors. This figure demonstrates the reliability and highest quality of our products. They guarantee proper operation over their whole lifetime (>25 years) and have a positive impact on the bankability of photovoltaic projects.
Stäubli Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// FIRST SOLAR
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment.
First Solar Website
 
Exhibition Sponsors
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), now part of DNV GL, is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector. With more than 10 years’ experience, GPM has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with 21.5 GW globally managed (solar and wind) and more than 3,500 facilities across the globe.

GPM has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 585MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry.
Greenpowermonitor Website
 
Branding Sponsor
BRANDING SPONSOR /// INACCESS
Established in 2000, with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in SCADA monitoring and control systems for utility-scale plants, including energy storage and hybrid generation. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions that enable its customers to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments through performance optimization and OPEX reduction. Today, Inaccess systems manage over 10GW of PV generation across 2500+ plants worldwide" of which 2.5GW is located in the US.
Inaccess Website