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CIS technology powers Thai car dealership

Solar Frontier solar modules provide power output even during rainy season

Japanese CIS solar panel company Solar Frontier has announced the installation of a 50kW rooftop system on an Isuzu car dealership in Ratchaburi, Thailand, demonstrating the advantages of CIS solar modules in the region's climate.

Isuzu is a popular car brand in Thailand, especially within the commercial auto segment. Installed in July of this year by Energy Pro Corporation, a Thai solar power EPC specialist, the rooftop system is now closing on its fifth month in operation. It is expected to generate 75 megawatt-hours of electricity per year.

"Solar Frontier's CIS modules are achieving excellent power output even during the rainy season in Thailand, demonstrating that CIS is strongly suited to the climate here," said Masahiko Nakagawa, director and managing director of Energy Pro Corporation. "We are confident that CIS can make an economic impact for companies looking to utilise their rooftops to offset rising energy costs and to profit in the long term."

Solar Frontier says that its CIS modules generate more electricity (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt-peak) compared to crystalline silicon modules in real-world environments. In the hot climate of Thailand, for example, the low temperature coefficient of CIS ensures a smaller loss in power output compared to crystalline silicon technologies. 

"We are proud to work with Energy Pro Corporation, which has proven its expertise in the field of solar energy and understanding of the Thai consumer market," said Akira Ueno, manager of Solar Frontier's Global Business Organisation. "As part of Solar Frontier's strategy, we are bringing more of our CIS technology to Southeast Asia with specialists such as Energy Pro Corporation."

Solar Frontier will be speaking at this week's Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia conference held on 25-26 November, 2015, in Bangkok Thailand.  

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