Canadian Solar Supplies 42.9 Megawatts of Panels for Japan Plant

(Bloomberg) — Canadian Solar Inc., the third-largest
producer of photovoltaic panels, supplied the 42.9-megawatt
Takataya Hibiki plant in Japan.

Takataya Co. is developing the solar farm in Fukuoka
prefecture, which is expected to begin generating enough power
for about 13,600 homes in August, the Guelph, Ontario-based
manufacturer said in a statement Wednesday. Terms weren’t

Japan is expected to be the second-largest solar market
this year with more than 11 gigawatts of installations, trailing
China’s estimated 17.5 gigawatts, according to data compiled by
Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Trina Solar Ltd. was the largest
solar-panel producer by shipments last year, followed by Yingli
Green Energy Holding Co.

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