Largest U.S. solar panel maker, is developing about 250 megawatts of solar projects in Japan, as government pushing for cleaner energy sources with lucrative incentives.
Karl Brutsaert, a director of business development, First Solar, emphasizes upon their strategy in Japan to develop projects, make investments in utility-scale projects, construction, operation and management over long term.
The Tempe, Arizona-based company, also have set up an office in Tokyo in November and has been working with local companies to build solar stations of various sizes.
The company has also made public its plans to invest about $100 million to develop solar projects in Japan. Its first plant — a 1.3-megawatt station, Kitakyushu – commenced in March already.
Japan’s solar market is booming after the country introduced promotion of clean energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Company is bullish on its long term plans here in Japan.