Manufacturer Yingli Solar’s subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain, has agreed to supply 31.6MW of modules to Spanish developer, Gestamp Solar
The 125,000 multicrystalline YGE 60 Cell Series are to be supplied between October 2014 to February 2015 for a plant to be located in Daigo, Japan, built on a former golf course in the Ibaraki Prefecture.
The plant is predicted to generate 33GWh a year. Grid connection is scheduled for April 2015 and electricity will be sold to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
The plant will qualify for government support under Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) and is the first Gestamp solar project to be built in Japan.
Yingli CEO, Liansheng Miao said the company’s shipments to Japan increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2014, in comparison to the last quarter of 2013. “We look forward to further supporting the growth of solar PV in Japan moving forward,” Miao said.
Yingli and Gestamp also partnered up in 2012 for a 20MW solar power plant in Moquegua, Peru.