Solar energy firm Sunpower has secured a 20MW order from Japanese low-carbon energy firm Ecomax.
The company has sold purchased Sunpower’s high efficiency E20/327 modules. The agreement also includes an extension that would see Ecomax continue to use E20/327 modules for additional projects over and above the 20MW announced today.
The supply agreement covers a number of projects to be constructed in Japan. Ecomax will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm. Several plants totalling 13MW will be built in Ganma for Farmdo, a company that supports Japanese farmers.
The remaining 7MW will be built and operated by Ecomax, which will also act as an independent power producer for 3MW of that.
“Our high efficiency solar panels and systems are a strong fit for Japan given the country's buildable land constraints and high grid interconnection costs,” said Howard Wenger, Sunpower, president, regions.
The same modules were selected for a 69MW project in Aomori to be built by Eurus Energy Group.