Low Temperature Solar Thermal Energy and Solar Assisted Cooling in Japan


Low Temperature Solar Thermal Energy and Solar Assisted Cooling in Japan - Market information, Potentials and Chances for German companies

Information and networking event with Japanese experts

Experts believe that Japan still has a very large untapped potential in the field of solar thermal energy and that, provided that new, more efficient and attractive technologies come onto the market, annual growth rates of between 15 and 20 % will be achieved here in the future.

New impulses for the Japanese solar thermal market are provided by subsidy programs such as the "Tokyo Solar City Project" of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the planned CO2 reduction program of the Japanese government, which prescribes the use of CO2-reducing measures in the energy supply of residential buildings. Efficient and innovative technologies will have the greatest chance of being part of the expected rapid market development. Especially for European manufacturers, and in particular for German manufacturers, the opportunity is now opening up to make a name for themselves on the Japanese market, as they - together with other European companies - still have a major technological lead.

However, the development of this lucrative market is often hindered by obstacles, in particular a lack of knowledge about the market situation, market access and funding opportunities, but also a lack of experience in dealing with Japanese business partners and authorities.

Against this background, market experts from Japan and Germany, commissioned by the BMWi and Germany Trade and Invest (gtai), will give an overview of the current market for solar thermal energy use and the current energy policy for the promotion of renewable energies in Japan at an entrepreneurs' seminar on 9 June 2010 at the INTERSOLAR trade fair in Munich. In addition, practical experience and best practice examples will be used to provide hints and tips for opening up the market. As the seminar is part of a multiplier trip with Japanese participants from the field of solar thermal energy, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and establish contacts with experts and potential partners from Japan at the end of the event in a get-together.