As global interest in alternative energy rises, 1,592 firms from 30 countries gathered to exhibit their technology and products.

In recent years, there seemed to have been more visitors from inside Japan or the ASEAN region at expos, but at this event there were many attendees from Western countries, and it seemed to be because of the rising interest in Japanese companies for technologies and products related to alternative energy.

In many occasions I saw visitors at the booths not just standing and talking, but actually sitting down for negotiations like how it often is at trade fairs in Western countries. Also, I noticed a lot of the companies that exhibited were promising firms that are sure to be vital to the future of Japan.

I saw many manufacturers that are already established as household names in the global market, along with ambitious rising brands that are aiming to expand beyond country borders in the near future.

Looop Co., Ltd. is a company that develops, sells, and maintains photovoltaic power systems, and is currently receiving a lot of attention for their distribution of the ” Power Generator Kit.” The concept behind the kit is that everyone can make and own their very own solar power generator.

Conventional photovoltaic systems required installation by professionals, and since a unified pricing was never firmly set, they never took off. However Looop makes installation easier by distributing solar panels in the form of a kit, increasing sales to individual customers. The company’s original stand allows for expansion in 12kw increments depending on characteristics of the landscape. Many options are available in layout as the stands split up into 3kw units.

The company is particularly confident about its low pressure units under 50kw. Aside from an extensive support system, the company offers a 2-year guarantee plan of 90% of the nominal output guaranteed for 12 years, and 80% guaranteed for 25 years. Furthermore, while the sales of large scale photo voltaic power systems in the past took the style of designing and customizing a system for each customer, procuring and selling necessary parts, the Mega Solar Kit is a bundle of mega class output panels distributed in kit form, and results in lower costs for clients. Business Description :Development, sales, installation, management, maintenance and related construction for photovoltaic power systems.