Japan’s Solar Boom

Japan’s Solar Boom
Recorded Tuesday, September 25, 2012:


8:30 - 10:00 am Pacific US Time

Japan is a nation undergoing a radical energy transformation.  Since the March 2011 Great East Earthquake, Japan has progressively shut down its domestic nuclear reactors, creating great need for new energy sources.  As a result, Japan recently announced a series of measures to stimulate renewable energy, including a 20 year Feed-in-Tariff (“FiT”) of JPY42 per kWh (roughly US$0.525).

Since the announcement, there has been a stampede of international investors seeking to bring their capital and industry expertise to bear in Japan’s nascent solar industry.  The development of large scale PV plants is not a mature market in Japan, and great opportunity awaits companies able to successfully execute within Japan’s business, regulatory and social framework.

This webinar presents some key considerations regarding Japan’s solar opportunity, including:

ο What is the state of Japan’s current energy market and how does that impact the long term appetite for PV energy? 
ο  What is the current competitive environment in Japan for foreign and domestic PV players, and how does that impact market entry strategy?
ο  What is the regulatory process to connect to the grid and access the FiT?
ο  How can sponsors finance PV projects in Japan?
ο  What other key roadblocks and obstacles do foreign companies need to consider in accessing Japan’s PV market?
ο  How should Japan operations be structured to optimize taxes on operation and exit?

The webinar will be presented by KPMG Japan, whose Energy & Natural Resources team members bring a full range of industry, financial and tax expertise to bear for their clients. 

Paul Ford, Director, Transaction Services, KPMG Japan

Brajeshwar Banerjee, Partner, Tax, KPMG Japan

Additional presenter may be added at a later date. 
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