SunPower to Supply Shimizu with 69 Megawatts of High Efficiency E20/327 Solar Panels to Shimizu
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced it will supply 69-megawatts (MW) of its high efficiency E20/327 solar panels to Shimizu Corporation for installation at the Eurus Energy mega solar power plant project in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan. With this agreement, SunPower is providing clean energy to Japan's largest solar installation.
Shimizu, a leading architectural, engineering and general contracting firm in Japan, will act as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider for the project which is owned by Eurus Rokkasho Solar Park Corporation, a subsidiary of Eurus Energy Group. It is scheduled for commercial operation in the second half of 2015.
"The proven efficiency and reliability of the modules from SunPower Corporation, coupled with the industry's best warranty, will enable us to build a power plant that will benefit the community of Rokkasho," said Eurus Rokkasho Solar Park Corporation President Satoshi Takahata.
Integrated into the E20/327 solar panels by SunPower Corporation are its Maxeon® all-back contact solar cells. These cells are built on a solid copper foundation, making them extremely resistant to cracking, corrosion