Powerway receives TÜV testing certification for clamps designed specifically for metal sheet-roof systems in Japan
In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe of 2011, the Japanese government has focused on supporting the development of solar PV power plants in the country. In 2012 the total installed capacity of solar PV power plants reached 2GW, and is expected to increase by 150% to 5GW in 2013. Japan has suddenly become the hottest solar market in the world; as a result, solar companies from around the globe are making efforts to enter the Japanese market and share in the profits. However, the Japanese market has high entry barriers in terms of quality and technology.
Powerway, on the other hand, started to develop the Japanese market in early 2010, and became an official supplier of mounting structures in 2011. As a result of it’s timely entry, Powerway has become the leading overseas brand in Japan. Encouraged by the stable increase of residential solar PV systems in the country, Powerway has taken the initiative and developed two brand-new clamps specifically for the Japanese market. Both the properties and the performance of these clamps have been approved by TUV testing. Anti-pulling and anticompression loading reaches over 3000N, and lateral resistance is over 2000N, easily strong enough to resist winds of 40m/s, and handle a 1.0kpa snow load.