The new PV Training Center focusses on practical knowledge transfer and aims at raising awareness for PV services in Japan

Bremen, December 15, 2016 The PV Training Center and the associated PV reference plant in Yokohama were officially opened on May 30th by the German PV full-service provider ADLER Solar, the Japanese PV general contractor YKD and their joint venture ADLER Solar Works. By now, the first training sessions have been successfully realized.
The goal of the Training Center is to provide systematic training and further education for employees of ADLER Solar Works. Thanks to precisely developed training modules, the high service quality and competence of the ADLER Solar Works partner companies is also being ensured. What is more, customers are given an opportunity to become acquainted with the service portfolio of ADLER Solar Works on site.

Combining theory and practice

The PV plant installed especially for training purposes guarantees an extremely practical knowledge transfer and – in conjunction with the teaching of the relevant theoretical content – makes the high quality and sustainable development of the measure possible. The plant was completed together with select technology partners and has various module technologies as well as a scientific weather station and an extended monitoring system.

The training on offer includes:

  • Plant design
  • Simulation and yield assessment
  • Acceptance tests (theory and practice)
  • Plant inspection services (theory and practice)
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance services (theory and practice)



A further development of the training portfolio is in planning. Within the scope of the Training Center, existing services for the Japanese market are also to be optimised or even redeveloped.

“We have developed a detailed and hands-on training concept for employees as well as partners at our PV Training Center. The first training sessions were very well received and enable us to offer services at the highest quality standard to our customers throughout Japan,” says Gerald Wotruba, Representative Director of ADLER Solar Works.

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 German Energy Solutions Initiative.

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