Hanergy signs with Forest Group for $130 million solar contract

By Andrew Woods
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd has struck a presale contract with the solar power business of Japan’s Forest...

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd has struck a presale contract with the solar power business of Japan’s Forest Group – a top construction and photovoltaics company – for 100 MW of solar roof tiles.

The deal is valued at $130 million and marks Hanergy’s entry into the Japanese market with its HanTile product. 

The deal between Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (0566.HK) and FGS, a subsidiary company focused on solar power business under Forest Group aims to “harvest at least 30% of Japan's home photovoltaics market within three 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 revolutionise Japan's photovoltaic market. We have great confidence in Hanergy'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."

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."

 

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