Thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier has now supplied 86MW of modules to engineering firm Chiyoda Corporation.
The orders span 18 projects across Japan with Chiyoda Corporation and Chiyoda System Technologies taking on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) duties. Five of the plants are already in operation with the rest in progress.
The company claims that its panels are well suited to the low light conditions in the north of the country and the high heat efficiency and shadow tolerances necessary for good operation in the south of the country.
The two companies said they will continue to work together in the future.
Last week Solar Frontier signed an agreement with a major house builder to collaborate on PV installations as the country’s Zero Energy homes target approaches in 2020. The standard will only apply to new build homes.