The service sector for PV installations and components in Japan has hitherto hardly been devel-oped. One of the goals of the project is therefore to show all market participants, such as installation operators, investors, etc., that the services offered by ADLER Solar Works offer added value in the service life of the PV installation and thus can ensure that the installation performs for more than 20 to 25 years.

Another goal is to organize a comprehensive transfer of knowledge and experience in the PV train-ing center planned by ADLER Solar und ADLER Solar Works, on whose roof the installation will be installed in the coming months. Apart from basic and advanced training for its own specialists, a general training program is also being planned. The EPC business Yokohama Kankyo Design Co., LTD (YKD), which participates in the ADLER Solar Works joint venture through its subsidiary Solar Works, is making the roof available for the project’s reference installation and training rooms.

"We are pleased to have been awarded the contract from dena for this sustainable project! Thanks to the training center and with the PV installation, we can pass on the specialized knowledge and many years of valuable experience we have gained in Germany and Europe in a concrete, practi-cal way and thus optimally serve the needs of the individual target groups in Japan," says Gerhard Cunze, Managing Director of ADLER Solar.

The planning for the training center and the PV installation is currently running at full speed. An on-site inspection was held at a joint meeting with representatives of dena on November 9 and 10 in Yokohama. Further, the partners discussed the current status of the project and coordinated the details of further procedure. The opening of the reference installation and the PV training center is planned for spring 2016.

This project is part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the "renewables – Made in Germany" initiative.