Trina to Supply 116 Megawatts for Largest Solar Project in Japan

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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