3 April 2012

Solar Frontier supplies 3.8MW to power plant in New Jersey

Tokyo-based Solar Frontier (a subsidiary of Japanese energy business Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.) has supplied about 29,400 copper indium selenium (CIS) thin-film photovoltaic solar modules to a 3.8MW installation for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electricity utility.

The Mill Creek Solar Farm is the largest thin-film solar project in New Jersey, and will provide enough electricity to power about 575 average-size homes. It is also Solar Frontier's first deployment of modules to a large-scale utility project in the USA.

Developed, designed and built by juwi solar Inc (JSI) of Boulder, USA, which is majority-owned by juwi Holding AG of Germany, the Mill Creek Solar Farm in Burlington County, NJ is part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, which aims to develop 80MW of solar energy in New Jersey (enough to serve about 13,000 average-sized homes).

“With juwi's experience, expertise and proven track record, Solar Frontier has all the more confidence in providing economical and ecological solar energy in large-scale solar photovoltaic projects,” says Greg Ashley, chief operating officer of Solar Frontier Americas Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA.

“We look forward to a continued relationship with Solar Frontier on future installations,” says juwi solar’s CEO Michael Martin.

“A main objective of our Solar 4 All program was to help develop a strong solar industry,” says Al Matos, PSE&G’s VP, renewables and energy solutions. “By partnering with a wide range of companies like juwi solar and Solar Frontier, we are helping businesses take root and grow, creating jobs and helping New Jersey to meet its renewable energy goals.”

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