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Lectures on different themes upon request

Upon requests from our clients, we provide lectures on various themes such as “The current status and prospects of the PV business” and “Global and Japanese PV market outlook.”
Through lectures and discussions, we support our clients to have a deeper understanding of the historical development and the latest trends in PV power generation.
Besides, we can provide lectures at the executive meetings of our clients to deepen the understanding of the concerned parties from senior management to sales and development staff so that the contents of the lectures can be reflected in formulating management strategies as well as at the training of new employees, etc. Lectures and presentations are also available in English.

Examples of lecture themes

PV power generation that is entering the era of the true development as a mainstream power source ~Action plan towards PV150 @2030~
  • Date and time : September 27, 2019
  • Organizer : Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
  • Event : PV EXPO 2019 in Kansai
  • Speaker : Osamu Ikki, CEO


In the early 2020s, the world will enter the era of 1 TW of cumulative PV installed capacity and Japan will aim to realize the era of 100 GW cumulative PV installed capacity. The Heisei era, which paved the way for the expansion of PV introduction through development of the schemes, has shifted to the Reiwa era, ushering in the era of true development of PV power generation. In his speech, Osamu Ikki conveyed a message looking toward the future image of PV power generation, forecasting the future progress of PV as a mainstream power source.
Business models for realization of supply and demand integrated PV systems
  • Date and time : July 24, 2019
  • Organizer : Access International Ltd.
  • Event : 14th PV Business Seminar of Solar Journal
  • Speaker : Koichi Sugibuchi, Director, PV Business Consulting Division


Amid acceleration of the investment in natural energy around the world and the purchase price being in the lower 14-Yen/kWh range in Japan, both significantly triggered by the Paris Agreement, “self-consumption model” PV systems are attracting attention as the next business model. Koichi Sugibuchi explained the various trends towards establishment of the self-consumption models.
Global PV market outlook by region
  • Date and time : May 17, 2019
  • Organizer : Japan Business Publishing Co., Ltd.
  • Event : Kankyo Business Forum 2019 SPRING
  • Speaker : Takashi Ohigashi, Director, Innovation Promotion Division


At the forum that provides perspectives of renewable energy and particularly PV power generation from various viewpoints such as users and power producers. Takashi Ohigashi explained the latest trends in the domestic and overseas PV markets using the keywords such as “self-consumption”, “RE100”, “decarbonized management”, “ESG” and the “Paris agreement.”
PV business topics towards achievement of less than 7 Yen/kWh by FY 2030
  • Date and time : March 12, 2019
  • Organizer : NIPPO CO., LTD.
  • Event : 11th Global Warming Prevention Exhibition 2019
  • Speaker : Takashi Ohigashi, Director, Innovation Promotion Division


At the special forum that gathered information which contributes to prevent and control global warming and provides a clue which leads to the future measures through learning about the effects and threats of global warming, Takashi Ohigashi outlined the latest trends of the PV business in Japan, covering the status of PV dissemination (industrial and residential applications), a review of FIT purchase price for FY 2019, changes in the requirements of the tender process and businesses which have launched along with the termination of the FIT purchase period for residential PV systems towards realization of independent power source for industrial applications.
Status of the Global PV Market and Industry from IEA PVPS Snapshot Report
  • Date and time : June 3, 2019
  • Organizer : Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association(APVIA), others
  • Event : SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2019: 13th Global PV Power Conference Opening & Plenary
  • Speaker : Izumi Kaizuka, Director, Research Division/ Deputy OA, IEA PVPS Task 1


Izumi Kaizuka made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the “13th Global PV Power Conference” held in conjunction with “SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2019”, the world's largest PV exhibition held in Shanghai, China. At the conference, representatives from various state agencies of China, key experts, scholars, researchers, entrepreneurs engaged in PV and renewable energy and senior executives of PV industry associations from Europe, Asia and the United States gathered to share the excellent insights related to the industry. As a deputy OA of the Task 1 of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Program (PVPS) (Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach), Kaizuka reported on the current status of the global PV market and industry.
Overview of Japan’s FIT retroactive measures
  • Date and time : February 21, 2019
  • Organizer : Solarplaza
  • Event : Preliminary webinar of the Solar Asset Management: Asia
  • Speaker : Haruki Yamaya, Senior analyst, PV Business Consulting Division


In the webinar theme “Japan's FIT retroactive measures and considerations for operating in a competitive landscape”, the speaker outlined retroactive measures regarding the FIT scheme of Japan focusing on the PV business.
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We support planning and organizing lectures for our clients in the PV-related departments at the sites of our clients. RTS consultants will make presentations on the themes that meet the needs of our clients such as policy trends of Japan including status of the review on the FIT scheme and the latest topics related to PV market and industry. Discussions and meetings on specific themes are also available.

Latest lectures

Lectures 2022/10/21 PVSEC-33 (33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference): Session/Workshop Information PVSEC-33 Sessions :   Date:                 November 15 (Tue), 2022 (12:00-15:00 /JST) *On-site and On-line Program:         [TuP-11-02] Forecasting PV Installed Capacity in Japan toward FY 2030 Venue:              (On-site): P-11/Event Hall (Bldg. 1, 1F) Authors:           RTS Corp. – Koichi SUGIBUCHI, Haruki YAMAYA, Risa KURIHARA, Izumi KAIZUKA, Osamu IKKI   Date:                 November 16 (Wed), 2022 (12:00-15:00...続きを読む Notice 2022/10/12 PVSEC-33(33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference): Nov 13~17, 2022 in Nagoya PVSEC-33 will be held on Nov 13 (Sun) ~ 17 (Fri) in Nagoya. RTS supports this international conference as a sponsor, vice-chair and special advisor. Poster sessions will also be delivered by RTS.   Event:PVSEC-33(33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference) Date:  Nov 13 (Sun) ~ 17 (Thu) Venue:  Nagoya Congress Center, Japan Organizer:PVSEC33 Organizing Committee   Registraion is required to participate in this event.   Please visit the event website for more details and registration;        Lectures 2022/10/11 Solarplaza Summit Asset Management Japan: Oct 27, 2022 in Tokyo “The 6th Solarplaza Summit  Asset Management Japan” is shceduled to be held on Oct 27(Thu)at sola city Conference Center.   Izumi Kaizuka, Director & Principal Analyst of RTS Corporation will participate as a speaker in the Session I “State of the Global and Japanese PV Market”.   Session:      Session I “State of the Global and Japanese PV Market” Date:            October 27 (Thu)     Time:  9:10~9:50 AM Venue:         sola city Conference...続きを読む

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