Offering Energy Access to More People
We Focus on Natural-resource energy.
We are taking on the challenge of solar power generation because we want to help to change the economic system that uses coal, oil, natural gas, and atomic energy as its main sources of energy.
I believe the following reasons are why we have to change the system.
We need to avoid the negative impact on our future caused by climate change and related fluctuations.
(Negative impact means the results of global warming such as rising sea levels, abnormal weather, deterioration of the natural environment, scarcity of food, water shortages, curtailment of living spaces, and conflicts that arise from these factors.)
We want to return energy production and energy security to local areas and promote the “democratization of energy”. We want to make sure to keep regional perspectives in mind as well as thinking on a global scale.
Why Take on the Challenge of Solar Power Business?
The first energy produced by humans was from people, cattle and woody biomass.
While coal energy became mainstream in the industrial revolution that took place in the mid-seventeenth century, new oil extraction technology was developed in the United States in the mid-eighteenth century, new oil fields were successively discovered in the Middle East and Africa in the 1950s, and after mass production of oil became possible, the principal source of energy shifted from coal to oil. Furthermore, energy production from natural gas became widespread from the 1900s, and it has now become a prevalent form of energy.
And now, the curtain is rising on the history of solar energy as a renewable form of energy.
Transitions in Solar Energy in the Modern Era
|1958~||Solar cells are used as the power source of space satellites|
|1973||Oil crisis, research on commercialization of solar cells accelerates due to oil embargo in Arab nations 1980s: Popularization of solar cells begins in the US and Japan|
|1980s||Popularization of solar cells begins in the US and Japan|
|1991||First buy-out system of power produced from renewable energy begins in Germany|
|1992||United Nations adopts the Framework Convention on Climate Change|
|1994||FIT enforced in Spain|
|2000||FIT enforced in Germany|
|2003||RPS Law (allocating use of renewable energy to power companies) enforced in Japan|
|2005||FIT enforced in Italy|
|2012||FIT enforced in Japan|
Transferring Energy to the People
Solar power is clean, safe, inexhaustible, universally present, and can be said to be a democratic, independent and decentralized form of energy.
Up until now, we have been involved in a number of mega-solar construction projects, including the Fujisaki Group’s first mega-solar order, and planning, developing and constructing our first solar power plant on a citizen participation model.
At present, as the head of the Development and Sales Division, I am engaged in developing mega-solar for regions with heavy snow coverage. Development and Sales is the steady work of joining the dots to make a line and then changing the lines into a shape; in a sense, actions that create movement similar to political activities. But the sense of achievement when the dots finally become a shape, and the pride of being able to contribute to society, is irreplaceable.
Development is carried out as a team, and each of our members is full of drive, tackling their work with confidence that they can do it, resolution, cheerfulness, and strong sentiment.
Executive, Head of Development and Sales Division