Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) has signed a module supply agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation to supply approximately 116 MW of high efficiency modules to the largest solar power project in Japan, an approximately 231-megawatt facility to be built in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture.
The project managed by special purpose company, Setouchi Future Creations LLC. will utilize approximately 446,000 pieces of Trina Solar TSM-260PC05A high efficiency modules. Toyo Engineering will build the solar photovoltaic power plant on 260 hectares (1,210 acres) of city land on the former Kinkai salt field. The project is expected to reach commercial operations in the second quarter of 2019.
"This sizeable module order in support of the largest solar power project in Japan marks another milestone for Trina Solar in this market," said Zhiguo Zhu, COO and President of Module Business from Trina Solar. "Our modules were selected on the basis of very stringent criteria, once again highlighting Trina Solar's well established and reputable brand for high quality products, superior warranty and power output performance guarantee. We believe that demand for clean and sustainable energy in Japan will continue to increase and that solar energy will play a key role in the growing diversification of the country's energy mix. Japan is a key market for us where we expect to further deepen our penetration."