REC Solar gets biggest Japan order

REC Solar will supply PV modules to Japan's Advantec for a 13MW project north of Tokyo.

Installation will begin in mid-March in Yabuki, Fukushima prefecture, and will be completed by the end of June.

“This is our biggest order in Japan,” REC Solar Japan director Go Sekiguchi tells Recharge.

The Norwegian manufacturer shipped 250MW of panels in Japan in 2013 and expects to move more than 300MW in the country this year.

Earlier this week, it revealed plans to ramp up global module production capacity to 1.3GW by 2015.

The the Oslo-based company, which currently has about 800MW of capacity at its factory in Singapore, recorded an $18.2m profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda).

REC and Advantec started working together on PV projects in 2011. Last March, they connected a 1.7MW project to the grid in Tottori prefecture, western Japan.