Solar Frontier opens London office
Solar Frontier Europe, a subsidiary of the world's largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, has announced that it has opened an office in the UK. The office in London will enable Solar Frontier to scale up its residential and commercial rooftop and power plant business in the UK, meeting local demand for high quality solar energy solutions and services.
"The UK office is an important step in Solar Frontier's global expansion strategy to further grow our business in key global markets," said Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe. "We look forward to developing CIS solar power solutions alongside our partners in the UK with the high level of commitment and service that differentiates Solar Frontier even in its home market of Japan, where demands for quality are formidable."
Solar Frontier has been active in the UK market since 2012. Notably, Solar Frontier supported Belectric, a leading solar EPC provider, with the delivery for a 16.5MW ground-mounted installation in Turweston in 2014. Solar Frontier also recently entered into an agreement with New Energy for the World (NEW) to develop several solar projects in the UK market. The first of these projects, a 7.15MW CIS solar power plant in Banwell, was recently sold to an alternative asset manager shortly after coming on-stream in March, 2015.
According to the company, CIS technology is well suited to the UK climate due to its good low-light performance as well as continued output under partial shading. These characteristics mean higher electrical output in real world conditions, which combined with precision module manufacturing, lead to excellent investment security for investors.