Building a PV roof installation as part of a PV training center in Yokohama
Aim of project is to enable ADLER Solar Works to open up market in Japan

ADLER Solar Services GmbH has been awarded a contract to build a PV installation in Japan with-in the scope of the Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) program of the German Energy Agency (dena). The program’s funds will enable ADLER Solar to build a PV roof installation as part of a training center and thus further anchor the ADLER Solar Works joint venture founded last spring and based in Yokohama in the target market of Japan.

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.

ADLER Solar Works is a joint venture of the Japanese company Solar Works – a subsidiary of the PV general contractor (EPC) Yokohama Kankyo Design Co., LTD (YKD) – and ADLER Solar Ser-vices GmbH, one of the best-known service providers for the solar industry with more than 100 employees in Germany, Europe and around the world. As a competent full-service provider, ADLER Solar Works is available to the Japanese PV Market with its comprehensive service portfolio. The company is based in Yokohama.
Further information can be found on the ADLER Solar Works website:

ADLER Solar Services GmbH is a leading company for photovoltaic services. These PV experts, headquartered in Bremen with a branch office in Anzing near Munich, support manufacturers, in-surance companies, energy providers, installation operators, technical advisors, installers, and pro-ject management companies, as well as wholesalers, investors, and banks with their specialized expertise during the entire lifespan of PV installations. The company’s service portfolio includes after-sales services, technical advice, technical due diligence, planning, construction supervision, recalls, quality management, troubleshooting, error analysis, claims management, procurement of spare parts, and O&M support. In Japan, ADLER Solar has been operating a joint venture, ADLER Solar Works, with YKD since 2015.
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Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – is Germany’s centre of ex-pertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. dena’s aim is to ensure that energy is used in both a national and international context as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on climate. dena is working with stakehold-ers from the worlds of politics and business and from society at large to achieve this aim. Share-holders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.

renewables – Made in Germany Initiative
The “renewables – Made in Germany” brand represents innovative, practical and efficient technol-ogies and services which use renewable energy sources in a variety of ways, ranging from rural electrification to industrial-scale power stations. “renewables – Made in Germany” also contribute significantly to climate protection promoting the worldwide acceptance and use of renewable ener-gies. It is the official aim of the German government to make a significant contribution to interna-tional climate protection. Therefore, the government has been actively supporting the world-wide dissemination of cutting-edge German renewable energy technology and know-how since 2002. The transfer of renewable energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative.

dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (dena RES Programme)
The dena RES Programme was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. This programme, co-financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative, supports renewable energy compa-nies entering new markets. Within the framework of the programme reference and demonstration projects are installed nearby designated institutions in different countries around the world. The in-stallation is accompanied by comprehensive marketing and training programmes. These projects impressively present high-quality renewable energy technology.


On the picture

From the left:
Gerald Wotruba, Representative Director ADLER Solar Works
Masaki Ikeda, Representative Director Yokohama Kankyo Design (YKD)
Felix Schmid, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)
Manabu Oyama, Representative Director ADLER Solar Works

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