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.

About Girasol

Name
Girasol Energy Inc.
Location
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Min Li
Founded
February, 2017
URL
https://www.pplc.co/

About 31VENTURES

Name
31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund II
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
8.5 Billion JPY

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January, 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/