Solar Frontier wins Project of the Year Award
Solar Frontier, a CIS solar energy solutions provider, has accepted the Intersolar North America Project of the Year Award for Catalina Solar Project, the largest CIS installation in the United States.
The award recognises solar projects are technologically innovative and benefit the environment and society. The 143.2 MW Catalina Solar Project is installed with 82.5 MWp of Solar Frontier's CIS modules.
CEO of Solar Frontier, Atsuhiko Hirano, said, "We are pleased Catalina Solar Project has received this distinguished award and thank Intersolar for recognizing Solar Frontier as a technology leader."
Catalina Solar Project, developed by EDF Renewable Energy, is located in the Mojave Desert in Kern County, Southern California. The milestone project contributed both directly and indirectly to the local economy by driving millions of dollars in tax revenues, businesses and community support, along with employing over 500 workers onsite during construction.
The project was built by Bechtel Power Corporation in desert terrain known for extreme climatic conditions. Solar Frontier's solar CIS module technology is less impacted by these temperatures and capable of delivering higher energy yields than conventional crystalline silicon modules.