Global Solar Energy PowerFLEX BIPV Rooftop Installation on Yokosuka U.S. Naval Base in Japan

Global Solar Energy Bring Efficient Building Integrated Solar to Japan

By Dr. Heather Johnstone, Chief Editor
Published July 19, 2012

Global Solar Energy Inc. has announced its expansion into Japan’s growing on-site solar market, offering a new design of its PowerFLEX BIPV system that has been adapted specifically for use on Japanese rooftops.

Together with partners CBC Co. Ltd, Eco Holdings and OG Corporation, Global Solar of the US is aiming to help Japanese businesses adopt this flexible solar roofing module and take advantage of the country’s new feed-in tariff (FiT).
On 1 July, the Japanese government’s new FiT programme came into effect, requiring utilities to pay 42 yen ($0.52) per kWh for 20 years from solar plants generating 10 kW or more of electricity.

“With its recent FiT programme and proven dedication to integrating more renewable energy into its utilities’ portfolio mix, Japan will prove to be one of the most important markets for solar in the coming years,” said Jean-Noel Poirier, chief sales officer, Global Solar. [Full Story]
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