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Name

Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association (PVTEC)

Address

The Kikai Shinko Kaikan building 2nd floor, 5-8 Shibakoen 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

Chairperson

Morimoto Hiroshi

Founded

14 November 1990

Business Purposes

To implement cooperative research and development on photovoltaic power generation and contribute to the development of Japan's photovoltaic industry by bringing together research and development capabilities of each member company of the association and with the cooperation between industry, government and academia including universities.
Business Activities
  • 1. Sponsored projects and joint research projects (For fiscal year of 2015)
  • (1) Standardization of PV module for Saudi Arabia Project (K.A.CARE, King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy).
  • (2) International Standardization project on BIPV(Building Integrated PV) module (METI).
  • (3) Research & Development for efficiency improvement technology of next generation PV system / Development of next generation power conditioner with long operation life and high conversion efficiency(NEDO) .
  • (4) Research & Development for efficiency improvement technology of next generation PV system / Development of next generation AC module with long operation life and high conversion efficiency(NEDO).
  • (5) Collaboration Research on Thin film Silicon solar cell (AIST).

  • 2. Independent projects.
  • (1) Strategy Planning Committee:
  • To discover innovative collaboration research ideas which contribute Japanese PV industry.
  • (2) Technology Exchange Committee:
  • In corporation with Strategy Planning Committee, to hold Technology Exchange meeting as communication platform for PVTEC members.
  • (3) Collaboration and interaction with related organizations:
  • To pursue expansion of the base of the photovoltaic power generation industry by promoting collaboration and cooperation with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association(JPEA), The Japan Electrical Manufacturesf Association(JEMA), 175th Committee of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Solar Energy Society and with university research institutes involved in photovoltaic power generation.
  • (4) Dissemination of information:
  • Active dissemination of information through PVTEC NEWS, the associationfs website, and so on.