Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic solar division of Gestamp Renewables, announced today the partnership agreement with Kankyo – Keiei to develop roof-top solar projects all over Japan.
The agreement will focus on the permitting and O&M of Megasolar in different locations, starting with 30 MW.
“Kankyo Keiei and Gestamp Solar will work closely to identify the most suitable roof-tops and develop the required permits, licenses and authorizations” said Jorge Barredo, CEO of Gestamp Solar. Gestamp Solar has a target of 300 MW in Japan within the next 3 years both ground-mounted and roof-top projects. “Gestamp Solar has strong background having constructed the largest roof-top projects and parking shelters worldwide, such as “the Renault project”, 55MW connected in February 2012.
Tetsuyuki Murai, President and Representative Director of Kankyo Keiei Senryaku Soken, said, “We have been involved for many years in the energy management of more than 4,400 stores and facilities in the logistics and service industries, primarily supermarkets. We are pleased to go into partnership with Gestamp in the photovoltaic generation business.”
Gestamp Solar (www.gestampsolar.com), the photovoltaic energy branch of Gestamp Renewables, specializes in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of utility-scale photovoltaic plants in the United States, India, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Thailand, China, Japan, Italy, France and Spain, and has developed constructed over 450 MWs Solar Energy projects to date.
Corporación Gestamp (www.corporaciongestamp.com), parent company of Gestamp Renewables, is a multinational leader in Europe in the steel,
automotive components and renewable energy sectors.
It is currently present in over 25 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, with over 130 plants. Composed by a global workforce of over 35,000 employees, Corporación Gestamp had total revenues of over $9 billion in 2011.
Gestamp Renewables (www.gestampren.com), a division of Corporación Gestamp, is an industrial group that operates and supplies components within the renewable energy sector. Since 2005, Gestamp Renewables has aspired to position itself as an international leader within the renewable
energy sector, using a unique and integrated business model encompassing the entire value chain from the manufacture and supply of components, to the development, construction, maintenance and operation of wind, solar and biomass energy projects.
Gestamp Renewables integrates three lines of Corporacion Gestamp activity in the renewable energy sector: Gestamp Solar, Gestamp Wind and Gestamp Biomass. The company is currently present in Europe, LATAM, Brazil, India, Turkey, South Africa, United States, China and Japan.
Kankyo Keiei Senryaku Soken (www.kankyo-keiei.org) provides consulting services to visualize electricity consumption and to optimize electricity consumption by providing training on operations and by using remote monitoring systems at more than 4,400 stores and facilities (primarily supermarkets) across Japan. In 2011, the company established the Solar Belt Promotion Organization to develop a comprehensive energy management business encompassing the joint purchase of photovoltaic generation systems, generation monitoring services, energy creation (e.g., establishment of a roof rental business model), and energy storage.
The company is also certified by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated, and Kyushu Electric Power Company, Incorporated as an aggregator in helping reduce the peak demand in the event of a tight supply and demand balance.