28 June 2011

juwi chooses Solar Frontier for 3.8MW CIS project in north-east US

Tokyo-based Solar Frontier, a subsidiary of Japanese energy business Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., has been selected by juwi solar Inc (JSI) of Boulder, CO, USA (which is majority-owned by juwi Holding AG of Germany) to supply 3.8MW of its proprietary CIS (copper, indium, selenium) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for a project to be operated by a regulated utility in the Northeast USA.

When completed by the end of 2011, it will be the largest Solar Frontier installation to date in North America, and one of the largest solar projects in the Northeast USA. Solar Frontier says that it is the latest competitive win in its global strategy to work with nationally and globally leading companies.

The solar panels will be produced at Solar Frontier’s new gigawatt-scale Kunitomi plant in Miyazaki, Japan, which is claimed to be unparalleled for its combination of advanced automation, scale, and low-energy, end-to-end processing.

“Achieving this milestone project immediately after opening our gigawatt-scale factory in Japan [in April]highlights the commercial attraction of our CIS modules,” reckons Greg Ashley, chief operating officer of Solar Frontier Americas Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA. “Our work with JSI is a strong indicator of the growing confidence that global markets have in Solar Frontier’s economical and ecological solar panels,” he adds.

“JSI provides the most competitive utility-scale solar developments for our clients, and Solar Frontier’s CIS technology will allow us to deliver a low cost of energy and long-term, reliable energy production for this project and its long-term owner,” claims JSI’s managing director Michael Martin.

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