Sharp may procure panels from other manufacturers for shipment to the three countries, Toyodo Uemura, a spokesman for the company, said by phone after the Nikkei reported the plan.

The company sold 1,001 megawatts of solar panels for the year ended March 2016, including 923 megawatts for the Japanese market, according to Uemura.□

Chisaki Watanabe

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