Solar Frontier CIS panels contribute to largest Mexico Installation
The firm's copper indium selenide panels will provide South America with 1.5 MWp of power
Solar Frontier has delivered 1.5 megawatt peak (MWp) of its CIS thin-film modules to a 5MW Iberdrola plant in Cerro Prieto, Mexico.
The Cerro Prieto project is owned by CFE, the state-owned electric utility company of Mexico.
It will be the largest PV installation in the country when it goes into production by the end of 2012.
This project is the first for Solar Frontier in the rapidly growing North American market.
Iberdrola is combining Solar Frontier CIS technology with competing technology in this project. The hot climate and mounting on mono-axial trackers will highlight the advantages of Solar Frontier’s lower temperature coefficient, which are valued for better performance in hotter conditions compared to crystalline silicon.
Iberdrola Ingenieria & Construcción Mexico S.A. de C.V. belongs to the Spanish group Iberdrola, one of the largest global energy suppliers, with extensive experience in renewable energy. Its goal by 2020 is to produce 20 percent less CO2 per kWh than the overall European electricity sector.
“This is a significant opportunity for Solar Frontier to strengthen its position in the regions served by Iberdrola to Iberdrola’s high standards,” says Wolfgang Lange, Managing Director, Solar Frontier Europe. “We are demonstrating to our most discriminating customers that CIS technology delivers more kWh over the lifetime of a project for a lower cost.”