Despite the Japanese Government’s concerns over the legality of Ontario’s ‘local content’ feed-in tariff requirements, Sharp’s tandem-junction thin-film modules will be used by SunEdison for two solar parks, totalling 18.5MW, in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. The projects (SunE Sky Norfolk I and II) are a joint venture between SkyPower and the MEMC subsidiary, which actually started construction in March this year and is expected to be completed before year-end.
“We're pleased to be using Sharp products to deliver renewable energy in Canada,” said Jason Gray, VP and country manager for SunEdison Canada. “As North America's largest solar energy service provider, SunEdison is committed to leading the charge in solar deployments throughout Canada.”
The panels were manufactured at Sharp's thin-film solar plants, including the solar factory in Sakai City, Osaka.