Trina to Supply 116 Megawatts for Largest Solar Project in Japan

(Bloomberg) — Trina Solar Ltd., the biggest solar
manufacturer, has agreed to supply modules with 116 megawatts of
capacity for Japan’s largest solar project.

Trina will deliver the panels to Toyo Engineering Corp.
the Changzhou, China-based solar company said Monday in a
statement. The 231-megawatt solar farm in Okayama Prefecture in
western Japan is expected to be operational in 2019. Terms
weren’t disclosed.

Solar installations this year in Japan may exceed 12.7
gigawatts and surpass 13.7 gigawatts in 2016, according to data
compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

“We believe that demand for clean and sustainable energy
in Japan will continue to increase and that solar energy will
play a key role,” Zhiguo Zhu, chief operating officer and
president of Trina’s module business, said in the statement.
“Japan is a key market for us where we expect to further deepen
our penetration.”

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