Tokyo, Japan [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that it has established an agreement with House Care Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of West Holdings Group, for House Care to become an authorized distributor of Suntech products. The agreement is for 30 megawatts (MW) of modules in 2009.
“House Care is one of Japan’s leading providers of innovative roofing systems and we are delighted to establish a fruitful partnership with them to distribute Suntech modules in Japan,” said Dr. Tadao Kasahara, president of MSK Corporation, a Suntech subsidiary. “With targets to reach 4.8 gigawatts of installed solar capacity in 2010 and renewed support from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, we are confident that the local solar market will grow strongly in 2009 and beyond.”
Japan was one of the first countries to stimulate the growth of the solar industry through the introduction of solar subsidies in 1994. Since then it has incubated some of the world’s most advanced solar technology and become home to the second largest amount of installed solar systems. Japan is looking to more than double cumulative solar installations and reach 4.8 gigawatts of solar capacity in 2010.