Hanergy signs US$130M solar roof tile contract with Japan’s Forest Group

The contract that is signed between Hanergy Thin Film Power Group and FGS, a subsidiary company focused on solar power business under Forest Group, intends to bring to use and put together the expertise and the rich sectorial experiences of both companies to optimize Japan’s photovoltaic market.

Thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, today announced that it has signed a prolific US$ 130 million HanTile presale contract with Japanese construction and solar power conglomerate, Forest Group with a total power generation of 100 MW.

The contract that is signed between Hanergy Thin Film Power Group and FGS, a subsidiary company focused on solar power business under Forest Group, intends to bring to use and put together the expertise and the rich sectorial experiences of both companies to optimize Japan’s photovoltaic market. The association is aimed at harvesting at least 30% of Japan’s home photovoltaics market within 3 years.

Mori Haruyuki, President of Forest Group said, “We’re thrilled to work with Hanergy and utilize its expertise in thin film power sector to revolutionize Japan’s photovoltaic market. We have great confidence in Hanery’s products and we’re sure that we’ll together win accolades in the sector. Further, in the backdrop, we hope that within the next 5 to 10 years, Japan’s household market reaches the goal of zero emission, realising a great potential for solar power market.”

“The current contract will prove to be a milestone for Hanergy’s HanTile product, leading its way in other international markets. Despite, Japan particularly has strict certification system with dozens of testing and approval procedures, Hanergy’s acquisition of the presale contract further reiterates its high standard product quality and advanced technologies,” a statement issued by Hanergy said.

Lv Yuan, vice president of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, said, “We’re pleased to join hands with Forest Group, marking an entry in Japanese market. At Hanergy, we make enormous efforts to stay ahead of our peers, be it through robust investment in R&D, the constant breakthroughs in technology, and numerous patent applications. It’s an upshot of these unremitting efforts, that we could swiftly secure the contract with the leading Forest Group in Japan. We see a great potential in Japanese market, which is also a strategic market for Hanergy.”

Subsequently, in March, 2018, Japanese government issued an energy strategic plan, proposing renewable energy as the “main source of power generation”. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) this August also revised its energy development plan, in which a key factor is encouraging solar power usage. The government predicts by 2030 solar power could attribute to 7% within Japan’s energy mix, a great potential for photovoltaics market.

Currently, HanTile, Hanergy’s flagship solar roof tile solution product, has been on a presale campaign in around 20 countries worldwide after it was released this April. The product has received praises from the clients across nations and the feedback has been extraordinarily good.