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Draker Deploys AC and Clarity DC Monitoring with Japanese Language Interface

April 01, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Draker Energy announced that the first installation of its panel-to-grid (P2G) monitoring solution in Japan is complete. Draker’s fully integrated AC and Clarity™ 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 Japan’s renewable energy strategy. Draker’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.

“We are delighted to begin serving customers in Japan in conjunction with our local partner, EKO Instruments. Selection of Draker’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,” said Draker CEO Chach Curtis. “Driven 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 Draker’s solutions in Japan.”

Commenting on the Ami installation, Mr. Toshikazu Hasegawa, Representative Director and President of EKO Instruments said, “We are very excited to complete the first installation of Draker’s system in Japan. In partnership with Draker, we can provide our Japanese customers with the industry’s leading solar PV monitoring solutions, delivered and supported locally by EKO.”

Draker’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). Draker’s full suite of AC and DC solutions are available now in North America, Europe the Caribbean and Japan. Draker’s P2G solutions, including Clarity™ DC, can be installed on new sites or easily retrofitted to existing sites.