The 12th Japan International Photovoltaic New Energy Exhibition (PV EXPO 2019)
Time: February 27-March 1, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Holding period: one year
Number of visitors: estimated 70,000-8,000
In 2018, the exhibition attracted 1,430 exhibitors from 31 countries, 64,399 professional visitors and 581 media reporters. The total area of Chinese exhibitors is nearly 5,000 square meters! The exhibition was hosted by the world-renowned Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
1. Battery modules, components; solar equipment, materials; measuring, analysis, processing, evaluation instruments and equipment; solar power products and components
2. Photovoltaic power generation system, system design related software; system installation technology; system installation components and equipment; other photovoltaic power generation system related technologies
3. Electrolyte exchangers, stamping and grinding equipment, precision processing technology, hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen storage supply equipment and technology, fuel cell related components and products, various heat treatment equipment, etc.
4. Equipment, wind turbine wind turbines, offshore wind power generation and operation and maintenance
5. Photovoltaic power plants, wind power plants, power grid companies, etc.
6. Capacitors, secondary batteries, battery technology, DC AC converters, equipment, etc.
7. Green ecological building materials and construction technology, etc.
8. ICT solutions, communication equipment and technology, transmission equipment and technology, social infrastructure, power generation systems, environmentally friendly building materials, other smart grid related technologies and services, etc.
9. Various cutting, grinding, processing technology, etc.
It is composed of nine sub-contributions and is the largest, most professional and influential renewable energy industry exhibition in Japan and even in Asia. The exhibition has become the best platform to develop Japan, the world’s second largest solar market and the growing Asian solar market. A number of professional forums, seminars and special lectures will be held during the exhibition to showcase the most advanced solar technologies and predict industry trends.
Japan is the world’s major energy-consuming country and its energy is heavily dependent on imports. Japan, which has a shortage of resources, has been actively developing solar energy for many years. Solar technology is an important part of Japan’s national development policy. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan uses various measures and projects to develop its own photovoltaic industry and capacity, including “New Sunshine Project”, “5 Years of Research and Development Plan for Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology” and “Residential Photovoltaic System Promotion Plan”. According to statistics, the market share of solar products in Japan has reached 30%, second only to Germany’s 39%.
As the world’s second-largest solar photovoltaic market, the Japanese government has been policy-assisted to promote the use of solar cells in the home. Since 1994, a grant of 900,000 yen/KW has been issued, which is close to half the system price. The system was suspended in 2005, but since 2009, the Japanese government has once again restored the solar power subsidy system for household use, which is a good opportunity for Chinese solar export companies to enter the Japanese market.
From the application side, in Japan, you can easily see single crystal photovoltaic panels appear in various occasions, building roofs, greenhouses, water surface photovoltaics… With government support, Japan’s distributed photovoltaics have been in the past two years. Great development, the intensive, aesthetic, and more power generation of monocrystalline panels are of great significance here, and they are developing rapidly. In fact, there are many places in Japan where single crystal products are used.
In addition, from the perspective of production supply, monocrystalline modules also occupy an absolute mainstream position in Japan. According to the statistics of the Japan Solar Power Generation Association (below), the total production of single crystal modules in Japan reached 771,532 kW in the first three quarters of 2016 (not counted in the fourth quarter), accounting for 57%, far exceeding the polycrystalline 43%. It can be seen that Japan attaches more importance to single crystal components than polycrystalline components.
It can be said that after the development of the previous year, the advantages of single crystal have been recognized by the industry and showed a strong returning trend. Combined with the technological development trend of the photovoltaic industry and national policy guidance, it is foreseeable that the single crystal will re-emerge in 2016.
Audience statistics of the exhibition in 2018
The audience visited 21,406 people on the first day, 20,866 people on the second day, and 22,127 people on the third day, totaling 64,399 people.