+44 (0)24 7671 8970
More publications     •     Advertise with us     •     Contact us
News Article

Solar Frontier and NEW to Develop 100MW of CIS Solar Plants in UK

CIS power plant in Banwell sets tone for further investment

Solar Frontier Europe has entered into an agreement with New Energy for the World (NEW) to develop and sell up to 100MW of CIS solar power plants in the UK. The agreement marks the continued global expansion of Solar Frontier's partnership approach in the large project segment.

Atsuhiko Hirano, CEO of Solar Frontier, said: "Solar Frontier is going global as part of our long-term growth strategy and the UK is a key market for us. We already have a strong standing in the residential, commercial and utility segments in Europe, and are now proud to introduce new and broader market solutions also in the UK. We look forward, together with our partner New Energy for the World, to develop, build, and commission turnkey CIS solar power solutions in the UK with the same level of commitment and service that differentiates Solar Frontier in Japan, a market recognized for demanding the highest quality in solar solutions."

Construction of the first project of the 100MW pipeline is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015. Land and grid connection have already been secured, and first talks are now underway with investors regarding the sale of the first designated solar power plants. Projects will be closely based on the successful implementation approach of a previous 7.15 MW project by Solar Frontier and NEW in Banwell.

Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe, said, "Solar Frontier and New Energy for the World have worked closely together on similar projects. The Banwell project, which commenced operations in 2015, serves as a frontrunner for future projects - it demonstrates the performance advantages of CIS especially in UK weather conditions, the benefit of optimizing system components to leverage the advantages of CIS, and the importance of an experienced development team."  

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Compound Semiconductor Magazine, the Compound Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: