Solar data provider Solargis announced the opening of its Singapore branch, which aims to target new opportunities and support the company's growing customer base in APAC. Michal Strba, who owns over two decades of experience in the region, was appointed as the CEO of the branch.
Solargis' 2022 Global Solar Performance study highlighted APAC's global horizontal irradiation (GHI) and air temperature data over the past 12 months. As the APAC solar market grows, there is an increasing demand for leveraging reliable tools to analyze climate's impacts on solar project investments and operations, especially considering the region's complex environments for solar power generation.
China, Japan and Australia represent three important commercial targets of the APAC markets for the company. China has served as a major engine of growth for Solargis in recent years. The company has seen robust demand for its trusted PV data and software services from solar power producers and investors.
A growing number of solar project investors in Japan now require Solargis' trusted granular data to help them better understand solar irradiance variability and the financial uncertainty that comes with it, mostly attributed to the country's complex island geography. Australia is also a fast-growing solar market, and Solargis' local presence will support the delivery of its data services to local solar investors and operators.
"APAC is a significant, yet complex market for development and operation of solar portfolios. Solar investors face numerous market-specific resource risks that significantly impact investment and operational decisions," said Michal Strba, CEO of Solargis APAC.
"By bringing our international expertise, granular solar data and software services closer to our APAC clients, we aim to help investors in the region increase their confidence as they drive forward the energy transition."
Solargis APAC will exhibit its expertise in Tokyo at PV EXPO Japan from March 15 to 17.