Aside from PV EXPO 2012, six other expos were being held at Tokyo Big Sight at the same time. In fact, PV EXPO was only a part of World Smart Energy Week 2012. Covering the up, mid and downstream of solar industry, all the expos are closely related to one another. These different applications may further integrate in the future and turn into a new energy solution.
Among all the expos, PV SYSTEM EXPO was most related to PV EXPO. It focused on the construction of the solar system, and was the only B2B expo of solar power system construction in Japan. The expo exhibited many construction ways and machines.
ECO HOUSE & ECO BUILDING EXPO showcased assorted green energy based buildings, including solar power. The main concept was to establish the most environment-friendly green building. The expo covered solar power, wind power as well as landscape engineering, which became more and more crucial as environmental awareness increased.
Smart Grid has been receiving increasing attention recently. This year marked the second year of SMART GRID EXPO and ECO HOUSE & ECO BUILDING EXPO, which covered household power needs and power grid. In fact, a lot of concepts at PV EXPO dealt with the application of Smart Grid and how to make the power usage more economical in the future.
Battery Japan and FC EXPO were expos about cells. The former exhibited all the rechargeable cells and energy storage equipment and technologies, and was also the largest rechargeable cell exhibition/seminar in the world. FC EXPO focused on fuel cells and was also the expo with the longest history (this year was the eighth year). As opposed to other expos, ENETECH JAPAN was not directly related to the energy industry; it exhibited various high-end processing technologies and solutions.
Aside from the exhibitions, assorted seminars were another highlight. Due to their high popularity, many seminars required reservation and were fully booked.