Renewable Energy

Current Market Trends

Considering Japan’s low level of energy self-sufficiency, renewable energy market excluding hydropower will increase by sevenfold over the next 15 years. In particular, the government has aggressively promoted solar energy by introducing a feed-in tariff system creating a JPY 2.6 trillion market. Including solar, our areas of focus include wind, biomass, and geothermal.

 

■Renewable energy anticipated requirements.

Based on recent trends, renewable energy output is anticipated to increase 2.3 ~ 2.5 times by 2020, 2.8 ~ 4.2 times by 2030 and 6.6 ~ 9.4 times by 2050.    

Source:  Environmental Ministry “FY2013 2050 renewable energy report on the feasibility of renewal energy.”

 

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*1  Minimum Case Scenario:  Growth based on the current installed base.

*2  Maximum Case Scenario:  Growth includes the maximum anticipated installation.

 

 

Our Strengths

1.  Expertise with various real estate investors

As solar developers and investors struggle with complex real estate transactions, our team of real estate experts have the wealth of experience to solve these problems.

 

2.  Solar Energy Expertise

Using our experienced staff in solar investments, we provide quick and appropriate investment and asset management solutions.

 

3.  We are able to close deals quickly.

With our close relationship with foreign investors along with domestic institutional investors.

 

4.  Track Record and Pipeline

Our track record includes 90MW (JPY 40 billion) of solar investment and pipeline of 200MW of solar projects and 100MW of Biomass projects.

 

Our Investment Strategy

Our goal is to be the number one renewable energy asset management company in Japan.

Focusing on solar, our target is 1GW in the next 3 years.

Including solar, we are targeting investments in wind, hydropower (small scale), biomass, geothermal, and solar thermal of 2 GW in total.

 


 

1.   Aim to provide complete financial solution

With the Japanese government guaranteeing fixed price electricity purchase under the feed-in tariff system, we can provide credit worthy EPC and OM companies that can guarantee performance over 20- year period. In addition, with Japan having high cost of earthquake insurance, we can provide earthquake reinsurance from European insurance companies which has 30% greater insurance coverage. This insurance covers all natural disasters excluding volcanic eruptions.

 

2.  With our close investor relationships, we can quickly close deals (development and operational). 

 

3.  Concentrate on smaller operational projects

Currently, there many small projects in the 1MW~2MW range that are below the size for institutional investors.  GIA can use its own account or find sponsors to pool these small projects into 10MW (over JPY 4B) or larger portfolios suitable for sale to institutional investors.   (In discussions to form a blind pool fund) (~2020).

 

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