Draker Deploys AC and Clarity DC Monitoring with Japanese Language Interface
Draker Energy announced that the first installation of its panel-to-grid (P2G) monitoring solution in Japan is complete. Drakerâ€™s fully integrated AC and Clarityâ„¢ DC system is deployed at the Ami Solar Park, a 705 kW grid-connected solar PV site operating under the FIT scheme instituted last summer as part of Japanâ€™s renewable energy strategy. Drakerâ€™s solution includes both a Japanese language and English language user interface and public display, the first such dual-language monitoring system interface in the Japanese market.
â€œWe are delighted to begin serving customers in Japan in conjunction with our local partner, EKO Instruments. Selection of Drakerâ€™s AC and Clarity DC monitoring solution by customers in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and now Japan, is a clear indication of the value that our performance monitoring solutions are bringing solar PV site developers, owners and operators around the globe,â€ said Draker CEO Chach Curtis. â€œDriven by their FIT scheme, we expect the Japanese solar PV market to be among the most active in the world and look forward to strong demand for Drakerâ€™s solutions in Japan.â€
Commenting on the Ami installation, Mr. Toshikazu Hasegawa, Representative Director and President of EKO Instruments said, â€œWe are very excited to complete the first installation of Drakerâ€™s system in Japan. In partnership with Draker, we can provide our Japanese customers with the industryâ€™s leading solar PV monitoring solutions, delivered and supported locally by EKO.â€
Drakerâ€™s P2G solutions help increase energy harvest and lower operations and maintenance (O&M) costs at solar PV sites, improving the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Drakerâ€™s full suite of AC and DC solutions are available now in North America, Europe the Caribbean and Japan. Drakerâ€™s P2G solutions, including Clarityâ„¢ DC, can be installed on new sites or easily retrofitted to existing sites.