Start of Service for “SOLACLE”, a Trading Platform for Domestic Solar Power Plants
Aug. 31, 2022
Marubeni Corporation (hereafter, “Marubeni”) has launched “SOLACLE”, a trading platform for domestic solar power plants (hereafter, “solar power plants”) based on the feed-in tariff system (hereafter, “FIT system”).*1
SOLACLE is a platform that enables investors and companies to directly purchase solar power plants owned by Marubeni and, if they have their own solar power plants, to sell directly to Marubeni. By directly purchasing, operating, and selling solar power plants through SOLACLE, Marubeni will resolve the problems presented by the secondary distribution market for solar power plants, such as equipment defects and credit concerns in transactions, and further promote the spread of solar power plants as social infrastructure.
Since the introduction of the FIT system in July 2012, the cumulative installed capacity of solar power plants has expanded to approximately 64 GW*2 as of the end of September 2021. Furthermore, in the Sixth Strategic Energy Plan, the Japanese government has set an ambitious target of approximately 104 to 118 GW*2 of cumulative installed capacity by 2030, which is expected to expand the trading market for solar power plants.
Through SOLACLE, Marubeni will contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the environment and society by ensuring safe and secure transactions of solar power plants, increasing liquidity, and further expanding renewable energy.
For more information, see the SOLACLE website (in Japanese): https://solacle.jp/
*1: A system in which the government promises that electric power companies will purchase electricity generated by renewable energy at a fixed price for a fixed period of time.
*2: “Comprehensive Resources and Energy Research Committee Energy Conservation and New Energy Subcommittee / Electricity and Gas Business Subcommittee Renewable Energy Material of the Subcommittee on Massive Introduction of Energy and Next-Generation Power Networks (40th Meeting)”