meteocontrol establishes joint venture in Japan

meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, has officially entered into Japan market and launched a new company “meteocontrol Japan” starting business operation in April. Meteocontrol Japan is a joint venture with Suntech Power Japan Corporation, a subsidiary of one of the major Chinese module manufacturers, Suntech Power. Meteocontrol Japan will offer the entire meteocontrol product portfolio – monitoring hardware and monitoring in the online portal and locally at SCADA Center – plus yield reports and technical consulting.

On the basis of a number of successfully completed projects in Japan, the two companies are intensifying their close cooperation with the newly formed joint venture. Its objective is to rigorously tap the Japanese PV market through product launches, nationwide sales and technical support.

“The joint venture with Suntech Japan is another important step in meteocontrol”s globalization strategy and will help us further improve our competitive position in Asia,” explains Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. “Suntech has an extensive network in the region and has profound industry expertise, which makes it the ideal partner for meteocontrol. In addition, our collaboration is already well established.”

With its modularly structured monitoring systems consisting of data loggers and monitoring platforms, meteocontrol offers solutions for remote monitoring, grid feed-in management and on-site energy use optimization for every size of system and country-specific requirement. Yoshitaka Santoki, the future managing director of meteocontrol Japan, comments: “We look forward to the close cooperation with meteocontrol, and meteocontrol can provide strong products and services of their remote monitoring solutions into the Japanese market from their experience and knowledge in the energy market.”

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