Solar Frontier to promote CIS technology in Japan
CIS solar power innovator Solar Frontier has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with solar project developer Japan Asia Group Limited (JAG). The firms will cooperate on promoting solar power businesses in Japan. Solar Frontier plans to provide products and services including consultation on project planning, CIS solar modules supply, and sourcing of balance-of-systems equipment for JAG on projects it is handling that total over 100 MW, which is enough to power 30,000 Japanese households. This agreement applies to an overall operation framework, and individual projects will be negotiated going forward. “Japan Asia Group’s subsidiary, Kokusai Kogyo Co. Ltd., worked with Solar Frontier to develop and operate the 1 MW Tsuno No.2 Solar Power Plant in Miyazaki,” says Tetsuo Yamashita, Chairman of Japan Asia Group. “Solar Frontier’s CIS modules delivered much higher power output than expected at that installation. This MOU is in recognition of the excellent performance of Solar Frontier’s CIS modules.” “We are delighted to be able to partner with Japan Asia Group, a company that has a wealth of experience in utility-scale projects in Japan and around the world and strong ties to local projects in Japan,” adds Shigeaki Kameda, President and CEO of Solar Frontier. “Solar Frontier’s panels are manufactured entirely in Japan to the high standards that our customers should expect with confidence. Through cooperation with leading companies like this, we will be able to deliver our economically compelling CIS thin-film solar modules to customers in Japan and around the world.” Solar Frontier has proven its outstanding CIS technology in terms of overall output through ”megasolar” installations around the world and in Japan, including the recently announced 100+ MW “Catalina” project in California, USA, the 10 MW “Komekurayama” plant in Yamanashi, Japan, and the 1 MW “Yukigunigata” project in Niigata, Japan.