Global Brain has invested in Girasol Energy Inc., (Girasol), a provides PLC, IoT, and A.I. technologies that enable smarter PV Plants, through its 31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund II (31VENTURES).
Girasol is making PV plants smarter with PLC, IoT, and A.I. technologies.The company has developed the PPLC Cloud Engine, a solar IoT platform for photovoltaic plants that can automatically detect and locate abnormalities on a single panel by applying its data-gathering sensors and PV A.I. engine. Photovoltaic power generation is one of Japan's leading renewable energies, and the amount of solar power installed is 57 million kW*1 at the end of June 2020, leading the world along with China and Germany.
9 years have passed since the introduction of the FIT*2, and the projects that have been in operation since the beginning have seen their solar panels and ancillary equipment deteriorate over time, and demand for maintenance and power generation recovery has increased significantly.
Girasol is a unique company that can properly evaluate, manage, and repair the performance of solar panels by providing integrated solutions from data acquisition to rehabilitation proposals using our unique technology.
*1 Source: Agency for Natural Resources and Energy「Annual Report on Energy 2020」 *2 FIT: Feed-in Tariff
Global Brain has decided to invest in Girasol based on its patented technology, in-depth knowledge of the photovoltaic power generation field. Through this investment, Global Brain will support Girasol in its business development both in Japan and overseas, in the creation of new markets in the photovoltaic power generation field and Support the strengthening of the organizational structure.
- Girasol Energy Inc.
- Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Min Li
- February, 2017
- 31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund II
- General Partner
- Global Brain Corporation
- Fund Size
- 8.5 Billion JPY
About Global Brain
- Tokyo, Japan
- Yasuhiko Yurimoto
- January, 1998