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Consulting Services

The regular consulting menu can be customizable upon request of our membership clients.
We provide the latest PV trends in our monthly reports, and we support our clients in formulating business strategies by providing information regularly and through meetings.
For non-membership clients, we provide spot researches upon request of clients delving into specific areas and subjects, business matching, etc., as a customized consulting service.

We can provide support and information concerning the overall value chain of the PV business.

Introduction to our consulting menus

Introduction to our consulting menus

Providing information regularly

Monthly report “Taiyoko Hatsuden Joho” (Japanese report)

It is a comprehensive monthly report covering the overall trends of the PV industry in Japan and abroad. In addition to national policies, market, business trends and summary of various statistical data, etc., the exposition of the latest topics is included.

Monthly report “PV Hatsuden Jigyo Saizensen” (Japanese report)

It is a monthly report mainly for the clients who engage in the PV power generation business in Japan such as project developers or O&M service providers.

Monthly report “Silicon Taiyodenchi Joho” (Japanese report)

It is a monthly report focusing on the trends of raw materials such as polysilicon and crystalline silicon wafer, devices such as solar cell and PV module, manufacturing equipment and components.

Monthly report “PV Activities in Japan and Global PV Highlights” (English Report)

It is a monthly report in English summarizing the trends of PV power generation in Japan and abroad.
Trial reading of these reports is available. Please apply from here.

Services upon requests of clients

Business support meeting

We hold meetings according to our clients’ interests and requests. We can also make presentations at the site of the clients, so that they can share information internally.

Providing information for business support

We provide materials and documents that summarize the latest PV trends and analysis of the market, governmental bodies, businesses, industries, etc., a few times a month.

Daily inquiries

We respond to inquiries from our clients related to PV technology, policies and regulations, etc.

Customized and spot researches
(Available to both membership clients and non-membership clients)

We undertake researches of specific subjects and short consultation of business (from 1.5 hours).

Business matching

We support our client in finding their partners to conduct a business related to PV and introduce potential partners to them.

Please feel free to contact us.

Consulting agreement that include multiple services in a package such as meetings, providing information for business support, daily inquiries, and consultations, etc. in addition to monthly reports is available. Please feel free to contact us if you have any requests.

Examples of consulting

Energy-related businesses (electricity, gas, oil, etc.), PPS

Overview

We support electricity retailers newly entering into the power producer and supplier (PPS) business following the full liberalization of the electricity retailing under the electricity system reform in Japan, as well as electric companies aiming to make innovations of business models, in formulating their business strategies and business expansion utilizing PV as a key source of renewable energy, and increasing the installation of renewable energy facilities at their sites.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Providing information regularly (monthly reports: (1) “Taiyoko Hatsuden Joho” (monthly report in Japanese analyzing the latest PV trends) and (2) “PV Hatsuden Jigyo Saizensen" (monthly report in Japanese mainly for PV developers), a data provision service with “Database of MW-Scale PV Projects in Japan” (in Japanese) and “Automatic analysis service of information concerning approval of PV project business plans")
  • Providing information for business support (reports on the meetings of councils concerning the FIT program in Japan, etc.)
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house trainings and seminars, etc. for customers and partner companies of our clients
  • Introducing business partners
PV project developers, etc./ power producers (IPP, etc.)

Overview

In the IPP (Independent Power Producer) business utilizing PV in Japan, we provide various advisory services and consulting services, etc. for smooth launch and operation of the PV project development and the power generation business, standing on the side of the power producers. We offer the latest information such as policy trends, market trends and output curtailment implemented by electric companies, etc. which are necessary for business planning, and support optimization of designing power generation and storage systems, etc.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Providing information regularly (monthly reports: (1) “Taiyoko Hatsuden Joho" (monthly report in Japanese analyzing the latest PV trends) and (2) "PV Hatsuden Jigyo Saizensen” (monthly report in Japanese mainly for PV developers), a data provision service with “Database of MW-Scale PV Projects in Japan” (in Japanese) and “Automatic analysis service of information concerning approval of PV project business plans")
  • Providing information for business support (reports on the meetings of councils concerning the FIT program in Japan, etc.)
  • Consulting service to support introduction of MW-scale PV power plants (technical due diligence)
  • Output curtailment simulation of PV power generation in Japan
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house lectures at the sites of our clients, creating lecture materials, and making presentations
Financial institutions, institutional investors, etc.

Overview

We provide information concerning the business environment which is necessary for the assessment of project finance for development of MW-scale PV power plants and analyze data and make suggestions for private financial institutions such as banks and securities firms. In response to the rising momentum of ESG investment in the financial industry toward realization of a global decarbonized society, we provide information, implement market and business researches, support planning and organizing lectures for our clients considering investment and financing in renewable energy including PV.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Output curtailment simulation of PV power generation in Japan
  • Research on the global PV market (Japan, Europe, USA, China and other Asian countries, developing countries)
  • Evaluation of business strategy of the investees as well as their competitors, analysis and evaluation of candidate partner companies of the investees
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house lectures at the sites of our clients, creating lecture materials, and making presentations
System integrator/EPC operators

Overview

For system integrators, EPC and O&M service providers of PV projects in Japan and abroad, we support formulating growth strategies of the existing business and establishing new business models. We provide various information and data analysis necessary for the future business planning, such as the PV market size of various countries, application fields, forecast of price and cost, information of suppliers, etc. in the PV market which greatly depends on the national dissemination policies, and provide advice for future directions.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Providing information for business support (reports on the meetings of councils concerning the FIT program in Japan, etc.)
  • Providing information regularly (monthly report; “Taiyoko Hatsuden Joho" (monthly report in Japanese analyzing the latest PV trends), data provision service; “Automatic analyzation service of information concerning approval of PV power generation business plan”)
  • Annual reports (“Forecasting PV Installed Capacity in Japan” (in Japanese and English), “PV Market in Japan” (in Japanese and English, with different contents), “Global PV Market Report” (in Japanese), etc.)
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house lectures at the sites of our clients, creating lecture materials, and making presentations
  • Lectures on the latest PV trends to senior executives and the management, discussions and meetings
  • Introducing business partners
Equipment manufacturers, departments of corporate planning, sales and marketing

Overview

For companies having limited resources to collect information for marketing, etc., we provide information regularly, various researches, data analysis and discussions, and give advice on the future directions toward formulation of sales strategies and development of sales channel for PV system-related devices (PV modules, inverters, storage batteries, etc.). We also conduct researches and consulting services to support formulation of business strategies including the establishment of new business models, development and manufacturing.

We hold consultation meetings with responsible personnel of our client companies, and support planning and organizing in-house lectures at the sites of the clients for their PV-related departments. With such support, our clients can share the latest information and have a shared awareness of business issues and the future directions of measures among participates.

For foreign companies considering entering the market or expanding the business in Japan, lectures, discussions and meetings on the Japanese PV market and policy trends to their senior executives and the management in English are available.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Providing information regularly (monthly reports: (1) “Taiyoko Hatsuden Joho" (monthly report in Japanese analyzing the latest PV trends), (2) “Silicon Taiyo Denchi Joho" (monthly report in Japanese analyzing the latest trends of silicon-PV related issues) and (3) "PV Activities in Japan and Global PV Highlights (monthly report in English)"
  • Providing information for business support (reports on the meetings of councils concerning the FIT program in Japan, etc.)
  • Annual reports (“Forecasting PV Installed Capacity in Japan” (in Japanese and English), “PV Market in Japan” (in Japanese and English, with different contents), “Global PV Market Report” (in Japanese), etc.)
  • Shipment statistics of PV modules and inverters
  • Research on sales channel (creating lists of distributors and shops selling PV systems in Japan and implementing questionnaire survey of these distributors)
  • Implementing research on technology and product trends and questionnaire survey for distributors toward development of new products
  • Support on acquiring PV module certification and technical advisory service
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house lectures at the sites of our clients, creating lecture materials, and making presentations
  • Lectures on the latest PV trends to senior executives and the management, discussions and meetings
Others, departments of policy planning, new project development and corporate planning

Overview

Our broad insights are available to formulate policies concerning PV power generation and considering new business, etc., toward achievement of SDGs by the United Nations. We provide various information accumulated over the years such as advanced PV dissemination policies, situation of research and development, targets, ripple effects (to industries and daily life, etc.) and forecast, etc. in Japan and abroad. We also provide research, analysis and consulting service based on the latest information and the outlook taking advantage of our global network.

Examples of deliverables and services

  • Research, analysis and consulting services on specific subjects
  • Supporting planning and organizing in-house trainings and seminars, etc.
  • Sending experts to the meetings of various committees, etc.
  • Lectures on the latest PV trends to senior executives and the management, discussions and meetings

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