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These are the site visits that we have performed in Japan. We have been to a total of over 320 sites throughout the country.

 

Site visits are a speciality of Sunpulse. We have been requested multiple times to re-check sites that we originally visited up to 8-years ago. A strongpoint of Sunpulse is never refusing to go into any site. We have climbed cliffs, hiked up to 30km in snowy blizzard conditions, been stuck in various situations and we have even encountered unsavoury characters at some sites. There is one aspect is very consistent throughout all of these above cases. That is we have always given the best report to our clients about the site with the best tools and data available on the market.

 

 

 

Site visit type of work includes: Green Field (GF), Green Field Drone (GFD), Brown Field Drone (BFD), Brown Field (BF), O&M, Commissioning Third Party (C), Troubleshooting (TS), Solar Survey (SS).

Place Number of Plants Total MWp Type of Work Performed

Hokkaido

Oshima

3 6.9 GF, GFD
Iburi/Hidaka 2 4.5 TS, SS
Ishikari 3 6.8 TS, SS

Honshu

Yamaguchi

2 4.6 GF, GFD
Shimane 3 68.0 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Hiroshima 3 112.1 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Okayama 12 472.3 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Hyogo 11 398.2 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Kyoto 4 16.0 GF, GFD, O&M
Mie 7 28.2 GF, GFD, BF
Aichi 11 138.1 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Wakayama 5 186.8 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Gifu 8 58.0 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Ishikawa 5 16.2 GF, GFD, BFD, C, TS, SS
Nagano 7 455.6 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, TS, SS
Yamanashi 4 142.4 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, TS, SS
Shizuoka 4 12.6 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, C, TS, SS
Kanagawa 14 42.2 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, TS, SS
Tokyo 1 0.296 GF, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Chiba 15 386.7 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Saitama 3 8.6 GF, BFD, BF, TS, SS
Ibaraki 57 2840.3 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Tochigi 48 2240.9 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Fukushima 39 1884.5 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Miyagi 3 220.4 GF, GFD, SS
Iwate 2 182.4 GF, GFD, SS
Aomori 3 18.6 GF, GFD, BFD, BFD, TS, SS
Shikoku 3 6.6 GF, GFD

Kyushu

15 436.6 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Kumamoto 5 26.8 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Miyazaki 8 18.2 GF, GFD, O&M, TS, SS
Fukuoka 7 420.3 GF, GFD, BFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Saga 4 8.0 GF, GFD, BF, O&M, C, TS, SS
Total 320 10,868.696  

Some more detailed projects that we have worked on in Japan to date in various roles:

Invenergy Koumi Kogen Mega-Solar Plant 10.40MW DC (Sold to Softbank)

Scope: 

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • Independent Yield Reports.
  • Site inspections.
  • Support, mapping, layouts and due-diligence.

Invenergy Fukushima Queens Mega-Solar Plant 10.50MW DC (Sold to Softbank)

Scope: 

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • Independent Yield Reports.
  • Site inspections.
  • Support, mapping, layouts and due-diligence.

Link at Financial Times

 

Private Mega-Solar Plant 10.20MW DC

Scope:

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • Lead owners engineering (OE firm).
  • Pre-commissioning site inspections.
  • Construction Quality Management.

Private Mega-Solar Plant 23MW DC

Scope:

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • Lead owners engineering (OE firm).
  • Pre-commissioning site inspections.
  • Construction Quality Management.
  • Snow modelling and assessment.

Private Mega-Solar Plant 7MW DC

Scope:

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • Lead owners engineering (OE firm).
  • Pre-commissioning site inspections.
  • Construction Quality Management.
  • Snow modelling and assessment.

Shimane, Shimane Japan Mega-Solar Plant 50.8MW DC

Scope:

  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence. 
  • 3D terrain Yield Reports for preliminary project close.

Yusui, Kagoshima Japan Mega-Solar Plant 25.8MW DC

Scope:

  • Green-field designers with a consortium of close partner firms. 
  • METI and Electric Company approvals with close partner firm.
  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence to sell the project before construction completed. 

Kinugawa, Japan Mega-Solar Plant 1.25MW DC

Scope:

  • Green-field designers with a consortium of close partner firms. 
  • Optimization of solar engineering (shading analysis) and Energy Yield Analysis.
  • Monitoring system design and owners engineer checks. 
  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence to sell the project before construction completed.

Shiobara, Japan Mega-Solar Plant 0.7MW DC

Scope:

  • Green-field designers. 
  • Optimization of solar engineering (shading analysis) and Energy Yield Analysis.
  • Owners engineer checks and local government approvals.
  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence to sell the project before construction completed.

Hitachinaka, Japan Mega-Solar Plant 0.95MW DC

Scope:

  • Green-field designers. 
  • Optimization of solar engineering (shading analysis) and Energy Yield Analysis.
  • Owners engineer checks and local government approvals.
  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence to sell the project before construction completed.

American School in Japan (ASIJ), Chofu Campus Rooftop Array 296kW DC

Scope:

  • Green-field designers with a consortium of close partner firms. 
  • Optimization of solar engineering (shading analysis) and Energy Yield Analysis.
  • Monitoring system design and owners engineer checks.
  • Irradiance modelling and due-diligence for the owner.

 Others

  • Design and implementation of blockchain powered REC program for a government in the middle east including simulations.
  • Due diligence on a number of mega-solar projects in Nepal.
  • Review and audit of a photovoltaic test lab in South Korea. Including calibration of short and medium pulse solar simulators according to the IEC60904 series of standards. UV Chambers, light soaking chambers, thermal cycling and damp heat chambers.