Upsolar, an international provider of solar PV modules, announced the completion of two projects in Japan, including the debut of Upsolar’s smart modules in one of the world’s fastest growing solar markets.
Upsolar’s recently completed 48-kW system in the city of Anjo is the first in Japan to utilize the company’s smart modules featuring patented power optimization technology from Tigo Energy. Smart modules enable Upsolar to offer its customers increased system performance while allowing for design flexibility in challenging environments including partially shaded sites.
Smart module systems are also equipped with real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing customers to track performance at the module level for greater transparency into their clean energy investments. In addition, the technology’s PV-Safe™ function allows for deactivation of the system at the module level, improving overall system safety by eliminating high voltage for emergency or maintenance teams.
“Our smart modules have tremendous potential to spur sustained solar adoption in the already booming Japanese market,” said Roy Li, representative director for Upsolar Japan. “With constraints on the amount of space for solar in Japan—a reported 73 percent of available land is mountainous and/or forested—smart modules offer an ideal solution to achieve top-tier performance with limited resources.”
Upsolar also recently unveiled a 1 MW project in Kyushu. Featuring 4200 UP-M240P polycrystalline modules, the system will power operations for the Mitax Corporation.
Upsolar first entered the Japanese market in 2010, and has since provided its high quality modules for use in residential, commercial and utility-scale projects nationwide. The company was also selected as a promoted brand by the Kanagawa Solar Banking System, a government initiative to encourage solar energy adoption.
Visit Upsolar at booth P01-080 during PV Japan, July 24-26 in Tokyo.