Yingli sees up to 600MW in Japan

Yingli has high hopes in Japan, especially in the utility-scale segment

Yingli has high hopes in Japan, especially in the utility-scale segment

China’s Yingli Solar expects its PV module shipments in Japan to jump from 220MW in 2013 to 500MW-600MW this year – mostly for utility-scale projects.

“We see the Japan market growing very quickly,” Yingli chief financial officer Yiyu Wang said at PV Expo in Tokyo today. “We want to achieve more and more market share (here).”

The company, based in China’s Hebei province, was the world’s biggest PV panel supplier in 2013 for the second consecutive year, according to market research firm IHS.

Yingli took the lead in China, the US and Germany to claim 8.3% of the global market for PV modules last year, up from 7.4% in 2012.

In Japan – the world’s second-biggest solar market in 2013 – Yingli Log in to read complete article.

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