The panels will be used to support Toshiba’s residential solar offering in Japan, which was launched early last year with a supply agreement for 32MW of SunPower panels.

SunPower CEO Tom Werner said that Japan is the leader in Asia in the residential solar market, which is an excellent fit for SunPower’s high efficiency solar panels.

Toshiba general manager of photovoltaic systems division Takeshi Yokota said that since the company launched its residential solar business in Japan, it has recorded solid achievements by implementing comprehensive sales and marketing activities, including expansion of sales channels.

"We look forward to building on this success and increasing market share in Japan by further reinforcing our partnership with SunPower," Yokota said.

SunPower designs, manufactures and delivers high efficiency solar panels and systems.